Hoping this old computer….

Hoping this old computer keeps working for just a little bit longer. Purchased six years ago at Walmart for $400.00, this laptop has just about reached the end of its life cycle. It has been my primary working machine for much of the time I’ve owned it, and now its hardware is breaking down. The keyboard often stops working, requiring a reboot to get any work done. And it’s barely strong enough to handle many tasks.

With my  move to the Philippines coming soon, the personal budget doesn’t really have room right now for another computer purchase. I have a smartphone and tablet in good working order, and a few other old computers all crippled in various ways that can keep my Internet life ongoing – sort of. Hopefully I’ll be able to wait until that move overseas is completed before investing in another big machine. Hopefully this old computer will keep working until then.

Osmo – Sometimes Simple Is Best.

Sometimes simple is best. One of the delightful little gems that came packaged with the Puppy Linux OS recently loaded onto the hard drive of an old, recently resurrected laptop is the Osmo PIM. Very lightweight, very basic, not even requiring Internet access, but doing everything I really need from it, Osmo is very much at home on the little table next to my recliner and is used daily.