Here I am at three am at my familiar post, the keyboard. Not really an insomniac tonight. Has a good sleep earlier. I was not tossing and turning. Was passing computer on way back from the bathroom, and thought I'd just take a peek at the comments left in my journal. They are precious to me. (Thank you, kindly.)
At this hour I spend brain time programming my day. The van needs washing, and how will I fit that in? I use my van so infrequently now that the question is...will it start? High gas prices don't bother me... I haven't put in any gas THIS YEAR. And it is September. I am still operating on December gasoline. And it hasn't been washed this year, either. Imagine how it looks.
I plan my attack on the Movies in My Journal Project, too. I will load the Polaroid camera program in my Dell lap top, and try to follow the manual protocol in it. It is newer. The H-P desktop is an antique...(2001). With the desk top I can go so far, and then the instructions and the screen don't match.
Computers get out of date very quickly. I started in 1979 with a TRS-80. Got me started fine with 4K memory. That was it...4K total. (Up to 40 GB now.) Have owned about three of those, and a Commodore 64 or two and about three tiny 1K gizmo(*) that use the TV for a monitor. Then a Mac, and finally two H-P and the newest, Dell Lap top. Let's see, let's count them up...ah... thirteen computers. Plus,the bank loaned me one free to try video banking... That was only a moderate success and I soon returned the computer and did my banking in the normal way... from the window of my car at the drive up teller.
Well, here it is three forty... back to bed for a couple more hours. The morning hours are the best and most restful. Been fun chatting with you..
(*) TI99...Texas Insturment... a one K machine sold in drug stores for as little as $49 at one point. Never made much of a splash in the computer world, but was a fascinating device, more a toy than a computer.