Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Getting Upgraded

So::: my family took me to the next town over where my Mom went shopping for shoes.

As we were walking along, we found a music shop. After visiting another shop, we came back to the music shop.

At my Dad's suggestion, we bought two new guitar picks: a thumb-pick that grasps to the thumb, and a finger pick that grasps to the finger.

This is going to make things easier I think, might be able to make use of these.

When playing with the pick that came with my new guitar::: I noticed after extended playing that I can start to lose grip on a normal pick. So at very least the new thumb-pick should do me some good. Yay.

I feel so cool finally being able to do some shopping in a music store.

Yesterday I also finally ordered my replacement for that old 9-10-year-old pc with only 2 gigs of ram and a poor graphics processor:

Even when running Linux, 2 gigs of RAM just didn't seem like enough.

I am now awaiting my refurbished 1.4ghz mac mini with 4 gigs of ram.

This is all I can afford on just aish without people actually paying me for my work. Not much of an upgrade, but hey, 4 gigs of ram should hopefully beat the 2 gigs in the old system.

At the mall today my Mom also bought a new set of earrings that sounded a little pricey.

Now that she's retiring --- and I've been paying off my credit card ----- it's not hard to notice how money burns a hole in your pocket. Or in our pockets.

There is wisdom in having NO credit card or a very small credit limit credit card ---- and saving each month with decent interest or dividends. Hopefully, we'll be able to put a financial policy like that in place in our family.

Maybe I'll review the new Mac Mini when it finally arrives --- we'll see ---- thing is, I heard a rumor that Apple is coming out with new Mac minis this fall. That's kind of a reason why I bought this one, to make sure I got my hands on a legacy device.

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