Well, I have a nice new computer. I like it. Really, I do. But a new computer brings with it the loss of so much. For one thing, I’ve lost some of my software. Some of it I’m not interested in recovering. Some of it, even though I paid for it, I won’t be reinstalling again.
But some of it, I miss. I can’t replace it. Some of it is just… well, you know. It’s stuff I can’t… um… do again. You know. I can’t get it again.
But I really want it. I mean, I want to make my banners for my blog again. I have a blog theme in place which is capable of using custom headers, backgrounds, images… and I can’t make any. I lost Photoshop in the transaction. I could get it again, but… well. It’s a risk.
Since I don’t really know what went wrong with my old computer, I’m much less willing to risk my NEW computer. It’s better by a long stretch. But it’s not bulletproof, and I don’t know what I might be introducing to the environment. So I figure it’s better to stay clean than risk infection again.
If it was an infection.
I honestly don’t think it was, and I know it had nothing to do with Photoshop, but I’ve lost my nerve to go and do it again. You just can’t trust things you can get for free. It’s like buying a really high-end television from the back of a truck. With the engine running. All the time.
So, what do I do? Do I take a chance, or stay with what’s safe (not to mention legal or right)?
So far, I’m too chicken to decide.