There's some confusion about who's going to order a new hard drive, me or Mike? Sounds like Nix has been intermittently asking each of us to do it. Mike, can we clear this up? Let me know if you're still planning to order one this week or if you want me to do it.
There's also the laptop lock. We definitely need to buy a new padlock for it so we can have more than one key. We may need to buy a new lock for it, when I looked on Saturday part of the lock seemed to be missing so I couldn't lock the laptop. That's why I put the padlock on the cupboard door instead. Unless anyone says otherwise I'm gonna buy a new lock for the laptop some time this week so we can lock it again without having to lock the entire cupboard and we can have more than one copy of the key.
I did start looking for drives also. My tactic was to look for something 250GB or bigger that has a 5-year manufacturer's warranty. This I think is as long as the warranties go. I just figure that if the manufacturer gives it a 5-year rather than a 1 or 2, that says something about how long-lasting they think their drive is. A security lock port would also be good.
I got as far as this Western Digital My Passport Elite
. It has the 5-year warranty
, no lock port, and it looks all fancy and stylish which makes me think it might be more expensive than it needs to be. You can probably do better. One of those ought to be good enough though.
I've had it with you. If I had an image of a laser gun I would absolutely position it right here in my hand...
Ha! I have a real laser absolutely positioned in my hand!