As an analogy to moving into a new house, the move onto the new computer is finished enough to get back to life as normal. There are still metaphorical boxes to unpack, small knickknacks to put in place and stuff that came with the house that needs to be gotten rid of or otherwise dealt with, but the one or 1-1/2 dozen big things are all here and working. Thankfully, I don't have to print anything because one of those things is to get the printer on the network talking again.
My biggest problem was installing my 3D CAD program, Rhino 3D. Although they've been at version 6 for a year, I never upgraded from 5, fully intending to force myself to learn Fusion360. Which I never did. It took either four or five attempts to install and one less uninstalls of everything. Each time I got a slightly different weirdness, but that's not worth getting into. That could become a bigger discussion in its own right.
A few installations want you reboot after you're done, most just quietly install. Probably the slowest thing was to deleting a directory structure that I had on my backup drive but couldn't use. It was smallish at about 16 Gigs, but almost 250,000 items. Took two hours to delete.
That said, did you ever think you'd be using the words “narwhal tusk” in regular conversation? Or thinking of the merits of a narwhal tusk for everyday carry? Or comparing a narwhal tusk to an AR-15 for ease of concealment? Courtesy Daily Timewaster:
(although I think I read the tusk he used was over five feet long, so much longer than shown in this cartoon)
In case you hadn't noticed, Daily Timewaster has been in my reading list for a couple of weeks.
I know the pain. Took me a couple of weeks to get everything migrated over here from my laptop after I got this desktop running Kubuntu.ReplyDelete
And every single time I've done this, I've always had a nagging feeling I missed transferring something from the "old" PC to the current one.....
This is the first time I've done this at leisure in ... I don't know how long! It's always because something unexpectedly crashed or died or something. I was able to use my NAS drive to back up everything besides program files (which aren't going to work in the new machine anyway) and I could even go back to the old machine to verify something if I had to.Delete
Most of yesterday was copying every directory from the NAS onto my new HD, only installing a few programs. I got most of them installed today.
Did you check out the value of Narwhal tusks ? Exotic weaponry indeed !ReplyDelete
Do you need a permit to carry a narwhal tusk or is there constitutional narwhal carry, and how do you keep from "printing"?ReplyDelete
Certainly a conversation starter, "Is that a narwhal tusk in your pocket, or are you just glad to meet me?"Delete
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I had to repost!ReplyDelete
What a great mod.