Ah the joy of getting a new computer. I love mine. It turns on without making a scary noise. It doesnâ€™t churn endlessly, trying to keep up with me. It has freed me from frequent trips to fridge while it recovers from a crash. Â But we had our first fight. I wanted to put my hands on an email I got last week but it didnâ€™t have it.Â It was back at my ex-place. And once we got started I realized there were a lot of my things still over at my old computer. I had been pretending I didnâ€™t need the stuff but since we were on the subject, I had to admit I really did.
I didn’t want to copy all the old baggage thatâ€™s on my old computer into my spiffy (and much beefier!) new virtual space. I want everything new and fresh here. Â Fortunately the nice folks at Belkin sent me their Wireless Flip, which allows me to connect two computers to the same monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. Itâ€™s like moving out of one apartment and moving into another right next door. My new place is spacious and empty and the old one is a disaster of clutter, pealing paint, and broken fixtures. But if I want, say, a picture, from the old place all I have to do to get it is click a little remote and Iâ€™m back in the old digs. Copy the item to a key drive or email it to myself and click again to get back to my new love. Fight over.