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Out With The Old, In With The New

14 Sep

Well, All Torque Preston’s trusty old laptop whirred and fizzed its last noises last week, before keeling over and yelling “Enough!!”

Life’s Good, claimed the logo on the front of Ol’ Faithful, but life turned pretty ugly very quickly as we hurriedly hunted down our last backup dongle.  Luckily, it was only from the previous day so there wasn’t too much that needed to be recovered.

  Left – Greg at work on Ol’ Faithful. May he rest in peace.

Crisis management became the catchcry of the day.  We organised for a new desktop to be built (something we had in the pipeline anyway, so we just had to bring it forward), whilst a reserve laptop was rushed into temporary service.  Our new computer arrived this week and it is FANTASTIC!  All of a sudden, our computing power has skyrocketed to today and has made our lives a lot more straightforward.

If there was a moral to this story, I would say that keeping up to date with technology may be expensive, but the cost of not doing so is frightening, especially when something goes wrong.