This was another sad and happy day. Sad, because I turned on the old computer for what I hope will be the last time (and then turned it off, also for the last time). Happy, because I think Iíve squeezed every bit of juice out of the old computer that I can. Now all thatís left to do is take out the hard drive and smash it with a hammer and melt it with a blowtorch. That is how you ensure privacy, isnít it?
I was hoping to find the email settings on the old machine, so that I could copy them and import them into the new one. I didnít have any luck, so Iíll just live with the fact that Iíve lost the old saved messages (unless I decide to turn it on and off one more time). It would have been easy, I think, if I used Outlook as my email client, but I donít. I use Thunderbird. I donít know for sure that Microsoft has anything against Firefox, but I do know theyíre pretty territorial.
So all I did while I had the old computer running was scribble the email settings onto a piece of scratch paper, and make a copy of the address book. Then I shut Fidelina down for good, and Olive became my one and only computer forever and ever, until the next big thing comes out to replace her.