Adjusting My Desk

I’ve been thinking about buying an iMac for a couple of years, and on Friday I finally ordered one. Needless to say I’m quite keen to get it, but I have a few days to go until it’s delivered. This delay is quite handy though as I needed to make a few adjustments to my desk.

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As you can see from the picture the desk has a shelf and storage on the right hand side of the desk. This made for a relatively small gap for where the monitor goes. To be fair I brought this desk almost ten years ago and it was idea for what I needed, but there is no way that the iMac is going to fit into the gap. So I took the shelf and side storage off and now I have the space for the iMac.

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An unexpected benefit from doing this has meant that it has opened up that end of my room. It’s lighter and I have a fantastic view of the back garden now.

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I did like the desk with the shelf when I brought it, but over time it just became a home for clutter; and if you know me I love a bit of clutter. In time I will buy a new desk, and maybe a new chair (that’s twelve years old) but those will have to wait for the moment. I do need a bigger desk, but I need to find one that suits my needs and will fit into the small space where the current desk is.

The iMac will replace an Acer laptop that I’ve been using for 8 months. This little laptop has done me really well but now it will go off to my brother for him to use. Its a solid bit of kit and I will be a little sad to see it go. That does mean I’ll be on my iPad for when I’m at Write-Ins or just generally out and about. After a recommendation from someone in a writers group I’m a member of I’ve seen a Logitech one I’m going to order when I get paid. It looks solid and suitable for my needs.

I’ve wanted to switch over to a Mac for quite some time and I’m glad I’ll be taking delivery of one soon 🙂

Not A Bad Day :)

It’s not been a bad day today, I didn’t get as much written as I would have liked but I got some done so I’m glad 🙂

An Apple computer is definitely looking like a strong choice.  I popped into the Apple store down at Bluewater and spoke to a gentleman called Darren who was very helpful and has pretty much convinced me that a Mac is the way to go.

Last night I had some great feedback on the beginning of a story from a good friend so once I’ve finished the current WIP I am going to get that story finished off properly.

I also watched Man On A Ledge recently and although it was pretty good it wasnt spectacular.  I predicted the ending and some of the little parts of it which is always a bit of a disappointment for me.  So tonight I’m watchingAliens lol.

I’m gonna read a couple of IO9 articles then I’m off to bed.  Night all 🙂

Going Apple……

With my PC dying and my laptop playing up I am obviously thinking about what to replace them with and getting an Apple Mac keeps popping into my head.  A friend of mine has been bleating on about how good they are for a while now and Owen has one himself, so I may go and nick his for a few hours to see how I get along with it.  Seeing as I love my iPhone and I REALLY would like an iPad I cant see why I wouldn’t want to go the whole hog and convert fully to apple.  Thankfully though despite my laptop playing up it is still working well so I am in no need to replace it just yet so I have a little time before the decision needs to be made.  Maybe a trip up to my local Apple shop to interrogate the staff 😀