My netbook is giving me fits. I love my netbook. Who needs a purse dog, when my little marvel of technology fits in my purse and I can love it, hug it and call it George.
I’m rhapsodizing over my netbook, because I work on my manuscript during lunch. And the darn thing has betrayed me. It’s so slow, it makes a snail look like a rabbit.
All right, let me be specific. MSWord is giving me fits.
I use MSWord as my primary writing tool. I know it, work with it daily and use it professionally. I’m savvy to it’s ways. My Review function is slowing things down. (Before anyone asks me if I use pen and paper, the answer is simple – I can’t read my own writing.) I know there are other ‘writing’ programs out there, but I’ve found my brain doesn’t match their methods and madness.
I’ve performed all the maintenance, cleared the registry, cleared all the caches, and deleted all programs that I do not use. All I really need is Chrome, MSWord and Angry Birds. And it’s still sapping the strength out of my patience.
I got so mad I bought a new laptop, WHICH seems to take the Review function like a champ (yes, I know never make a purchase when you are mad, but it’s so shiny and new and FAST!).
My gut tells me, I’m going to have to hose the netbook’s drive and rebuild the dumb thing. For the record, the document is just under a meg in size or just under 102,000 words. I’m going to play the paranoia card and say it’s become sentient and is out to get me.
I just want the computer to work as fast as my brain. Is that too much to ask?