I am typing this post on a brand new, shiny MacBook.
I won't trouble you all with a photo (mainly because, um, I haven't dug the camera cord out of the old PC yet), but suffice to say, oh, my, she is pretty. So very, very pretty.
A long time ago, when my brother first set up the home network, he had a theme of Greek Gods for naming the computers. I've always gone with a sub-theme of Greek Goddesses. The old desktop (may she rest in peace (actually, may my brother be able to resurrect her, because despite all that backing up there's still some files missing (moral: you are never as backed up as you think you are)))1 was called Nike. The Dell laptop is Nyx.
In honour of the operating system wars, the new MacBook shall henceforth be named Nemesis.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a whole new operating system to learn. And keyboard shortcuts. I am slowly but surely conquering the Command/Control muscle memory, but so far I totally fail at navigating the application menu by keyboard. Where oh where is my Windows-Alt functionality?
- bet you never thought i'd escape out of all those clauses intact, eh? [↩]