In addition to the Dell “Latitude with Attitude”, I have a very ancient HP OmniBook laptop. I’ve had it since about 1998, and it has seen a lot of use and abuse. The letters have been worn off of the keys for years and back in 1999 or so the “m” key actually broke off. You do realize that you use the “m” key whenever you type “.com” right? I learned to tap the metal pad with my pinkie finger.
When I got the Dell in 2001, I stopped using the HP. Shortly thereafter, one of the cats broke the connector thingie that hooked the cable up to the PCMCIA modem card – so I haven’t been able to get online with the laptop for over a year. Considering I had a ton of pictures on the laptop I had never backed up, this was not a good thing.
The other night I realized that Mike is a lot more techie than I am – I hate working with hardware – and that he could probably figure out a way to get the data for me. Sure enough, a serial cable purchase later, one of the two drives (partitioned laptop) has been backed up, and now I can burn the images to a CD this weekend. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me! Expect to see more photos in Pixelog soon! I have some great beach ones I can’t wait to share!