Clean Sheets

Well, boys and girls, my computer is now almost up-to-date and alive again. Yesterday I got both my new DVD/CD-RW combo (just three weeks after I ordered it, way to go UPS) and my new hard drive (the day after I ordered, way to go Dell).

I had backups of most of my stuff, but decided to start with clean sheets. I scrapped Opera in favour of Firefox and Thunderbird. It could be that it’s only a temporary thing, Opera has some nice features that I’ll probably miss, and to me it also seems a tad quicker than Firefox. The main reason why I’m giving Firefox a go is that Opera is getting too bloated, with a web browser, a mail client and an IRC client all in the same program. To some people, that’s great, it’s a all-in-one package, but I want my browser to be a browser and very little else. The nicest touch in Firefox is probably the plugins, where you can turn your browser into whatever you want it to be. Freedom of choice is great. If Opera separated the various clients currently in the program and turned them into stand-alone software or maybe Opera plugins, I’d probably start using Opera again.

So now I’m starting from scratch, no e-mail and no bookmarks, except for the one I have in my head.

It’s Liv Marie’s birthday on Saturday. She told us she didn’t really want any presents from us, but I’ll probably think of something. Oh, I just remembered - I already did! Also, congratulations to Klas who got an A on one of his exams today: There’s a first time for everything, buddy. Right now, his walking crawling around out there somewhere, drunk as a bat. But he deserves it.

I’ve got some complaints that I’m not writing about anything interesting here. So, what’s this “interesting” that you’re talking about?


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