Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,

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computer == life

Last night dave took me out to dinner we and did some shopping while we were in "the big city" (read: Joplin, MO). We hit the best buy and I got a little gel wrist pad to use while mouse-ing because (GET THIS!) I have developed a callous on the base of my wrist where it hits the table when I use my mouse. It's gross and dry and cracking and all that. Anyway, talk about the difference - I'm so happy and ergonomic-feeling! After just today I've not only gotten used to the wrist wrest but feel so much more relieved after those tough spurts of chatting online, surfing the internet, and making desktop wallpapers.

True, I could have just taken the injury as a sign that I spend entirely too much time on my computer, but that would be dumb.

I also could have blamed it on the decent flow of web design jobs coming in lately and labeled it work-related, and then sued myself for workers' comp. I'm sure it's been done before.

Today I woke up around 8 and woke up dave at 10 (he likes it when I do that, I can tell even if he doesn't say it. who'd really want to sleep until noon? that's crazy!). I did a yoga tape and worked on editing homework. I listened to selections from the 60+ songs I downloaded yesterday.

I spent half the day in Windows, half in Linux. Talk about weird! Having two OSs is like having two homes, it really is. It takes a determined movement to switch from one to the other, you have samples of your life on each partition, when you're in one you miss little things about the other you never thought you would (this one applies more to Windows because I'm constricted to a single desktop - blah)

Maybe this'll work: Linux is like my dorm room. I spend 98% of my time here, it's where I'm creative and solid and happy. Windows is like my parent's house. I was raised there, but when I go back now it just doesn't feel like "me" any more. Life is easy there - they cook my food for me (no makeinstalls), there's less stuff floating around because my room at home is smaller (no multi-desktop action), all that.

But I outgrew my parent's house a few years ago. I outgrew windows this summer.

Say what you will about Linux being a dumb slave to xwindows or BSD being better or whathaveyou, it's a nice way for a simple down-home girl like me to escape the evils of windows and strike out on her own. I suppose you could say I'm about to outgrow this dorm room and get a real apartment one day, but for now I'm very, very happy.

And you've heard Spacefem's Tux Advocacy Of The Day, brought to you by SuSE, the distribution with a lizard.
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