For almost a month now I've been seeing a slight flicker on my screen and until last night I was sort of attributing it to maybe the battery or power supply. I'd fiddle with the power cord and sometimes it would stop flickering and other times it wouldn't. Not a huge deal, I'm not doing anything on my computer that is really impacted by flickering. Its just another thing you deal with when you use an older computer. The keys stick a little, spots on certain keys or the touch pad are worn down, and the screen flickers.
No big deal, right? I'm not so sure now. Last night I was
Working on a computer with a dim screen is difficult and tonight I've got it adjusted a bit and its usable but it was a really good wake up call to back up all my stuff. I'd be upset if I lost everything on my computer. Its happened before and it sucked. I spent about 3 hours last night with a back up running and copying everything to an external hard drive. Its not neat or anything like that but its backed up which I should definitely being doing this more often.
Have you looked at laptop options lately? OMG there are too many options. Add in the fact that I don't really know what I'm looking for and it begins to get really overwhelming. Sounds like this will be a project I need to make more of a priority, just in case. So far my plan on winning one of those cool HP Touch screen computers of blog contests is not working out so well ;)