My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Had more computer problems and I'm not sure whether its actually my old laprop, a hardware conflict with the external drive, DVD player and the new USB keyboard or what? Anyway it was all screwed up and getting very hard to use. My neighbor came by and I told him I was going to have to try to find a used laptop in Odessa and he said he had one for $50. I jumped on it since its pretty close to the same as the old one, but has a working internal DVD player/burner, more memory and a larger hard drive. Its also a little faster. No telling what a used or referbed computer would cost me in Odessa, but I'd bet at least 3 to 4times as much. I plan to loose the external drive I had Linux on and add a dual boot on this computer with Linux. That will also mean I won't have to wagg the external drive with me when I go some where. This computer also has a fairly new battery so I'll be able to use it for a couple of hours at night without robbing from the battery bank. I'll just charge it during the day when there is sun to make up for it.