Friday, November 24, 2006

Laptop blues

The KSPSFers had a meeting today. With Clarion South rapidly approaching those of us going have to get our anthology submissions finished for critting and reworking before we go so we (those who couldn't attend the regular Sunday meeting at least) spent several fruitful hours in the Bookcafe in Swanbourne. My story is up to four and a half thousand words already with, I estimate, about another one thousand to one and a half thousand to finish it. So you know how my weekend is going to be spent, don't you.

Meantime I'm going to have to decide what to do about the laptop. When I was originally shown the one I like I was told it had Microsoft Office and Norton installed. It turns out this is technically true but they are use for sixty day sample versions. I don't really care given I can legally install my copy of Office on my laptop and I have a spare copy of my anti-virus that came as a special deal with the one I bought a couple of months ago but it irritates me that I have been conned. I just can't decide if it's worth kicking up a fuss.


Anonymous said...

Hello Helen,

Welcome to blogging. You'll be at Clarion before you know it!!! I'm looking forward to seeing lots of blogging about it.

Carol R

Anonymous said...

That does sound like a bit of a scam, doesn't it? if ever I buy a laptop - or a new computer of any kind - I shall remember your experience and ask if the software is permanent.

I'll put a link to your blog on my page, Helen. When you get around to a list of links I hope you'll include me -