My poor poor guildies have had to put up with a lot of crap from me the last 6-9 months. Ok, ok they put up with a lot of crap from me all the time... but I'm speaking specifically about computer troubles. I used to play on my personal laptop, an IBM Thinkpad I've had since 2003. It died about 6 months ago and I switched to playing on my work laptop, another IBM Thinkpad. I've had problems after problems, and basically hit the wall this past weekend. After having used Thinkpads for 9 years (due to required laptops for gradschools and then work), I have finally had it with Thinkpads. IBM, you are now dead to me! Dead, I say!!! (Well except for the fact my work laptop is still a Thinkpad...)
So now the tree sez hello, Mac!
This is going to be a huge change for me... though I think my guildies are amazed I have actually played and successfully healed them this entire time on a Thinkpad... with the trackpoint nonetheless. I've gotten so used to the trackpoint, its going to be really really weird not using it.
Ok so I have to share two amusing related conversations... that unfortunately for me just highlights my noobishness in most things technological. /sigh
Conversation #1: K and techy sales guy (TSG) in Apple store:
K: So I also want to get a headset thing for my iPhone so I can take calls in the car while I'm driving.
TSG: Um, ok... so you already have an iPhone?
K: Yeah, I got it like 9 months ago.
TSG: So... you want a bluetooth headset?
K: No, I don't need bluetooth, just something I can hook into the iPhone is fine.
TSG:Well here's the headphones it came with.
K: No, I already have those... I just need to be able to talk into something.
TSG: Um... Ms... the headphone that they come with will allow you to talk while driving.
TSG: Yeah, see this little white rectangle here? Just click it and you can talk into it.
K: What in the?!?! I've had the ability this entire time and didn't know it?
TSG: Um... yeah (/thinks this girl is a total dope). What did you think this little rectangle was for?
K: I don't know... decoration?
Conversation #2: Email exchange between K and Jess:
K: Yay, I haz new macbook!
Jess: Woot! Happy installing WOW!
K: Well I've been playing WOW on my work laptop this entire time off an external harddrive so I can just copy and paste my entire WOW folder to the Macbook, right? That'll be easy!
Jess: Um, but you've been playing the Windows version this entire time, right?
K: Oh, F.
Seriously... my noobishness amuses and embarrasses me at the same time. /double facepalm