Ok, I know I don't believe in the 'softness' of some of the self-examination my Sister Janet so enjoys... (see many discussions on Tolle...) - and I like to live my life by the motto...
But there is this little 'magical' moment in my life that I thought I'd document and share in the blog this week.
This little moment happens at a weird unexpected time for me. I use my computers daily. Our house has over 10 laptops in it right now, and the work office has well over 100 I could work on. But with all of those, there is only one that is *mine*. This "mineness" is a very quirky thing. It's like a little 'gwang' thing happens. (Gwang is the Chinese word as well as the sound a light makes when turning on)
This week I was working on a new laptop - a MacBookAir - loading a variety of software applications, configuring it for network and printing access, and then using a Virtual Machine software called Parallels - I also loaded Microsoft Office for XP on the device.
In the process of 'playing' with the comptuer... *GWANG*... and the MacBookAir (hereto know by MBA) just became *MY* comptuer. I actually didn't want it to happen - this wasn't supposed to be my main machine, I wasn't prepared... I hadn't even moved over my files and Outlook indexes... but it happened anyway.
This was just supposed to be my comptuer that McKinley could call up her 'Papa' to have a video conversation with...
So I tried to deny it for a couple of days... but I just 'lost that loving feeling' and the old 'my' comptuer a Dell D430 just didn't 'feel' right any more... it was just another piece of hardware that was holding scads of my data... without being 'mine'.
Sad... weird... pathetic... perhaps all of the above, but I can't change my Computer Karma any more than I can deny my Parking Karma... ;-) My 'karma' moved without my permission and now I'm going to have to find a way to make it work.
Here are some photos of 'my' new computer.
ready on the net in under 3 seconds ready to work! Sweet.The 'multi-touch' keypad works like the iPhone -
but also has 'scrolling' by just holding two fingers,
right-clicking with two fingers, swipping pages, zoom, move , etc.Thin is in!