Rebuilding A Friend

I know I’ve gotten sort of “Dear Abby” in a couple of posts, that’s at least what my friend, Jennie, had to say.

So, time for a little Tim “Tool Time” Taylor entry. The computer I’ve had the longest took a poop, at least the power supply did. I want more power (electricity and speed) on the computer so my next door neighbor is trying to convince me to take a trip to Micro Center to get a new motherboard, processor and power supply. He guarantees I can build it better and faster for about $300.

The old HP at least needs a new power supply. It’s a Hewlett Packard Media Center 864n and it’s been a workhorse for me over the years. It’s still looks slick and new. I bought it, believe it or not, about five years ago as a refurbished unit.

It’s been able to keep up with my needs since then and allow me to do some video editing, photo fixing and just every day surfing the Internet. I feel like I do need a desktop in my place. Sometimes you just want to sit down in front of a computer at a desk, don’t get me wrong, wireless is great but you can’t rival the desktop sometimes for productive projects. Buying a new desktop isn’t in the cards for me right now, I can use the money to do other things that I want to accomplish this year.

A strong thunderstorm is moving through the area right now and I’m just sitting on the floor looking out my window watching it rain, wondering if Chicago will get to take the stage tonight at the Plain Dealer Pavilion. I don’t really want to drive over to Mayfield during rush hour in the rain. Maybe the old friend will have to wait a couple of hours before emerging with new power and speed.