Okay. I officially welcomed my new laptop into the family today by posing for a new gay geek picture with it.

After a month of tweaking the computer and figuring out how I wanted to use it, I believe I have everything working the way I want it to and it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg to do so. The only thing that’s not quite where I want it to be yet is recording video using my webcam, but that’s why I have the small selection of mini video cameras laying around the house.

And yes, I’m running Windows 7 Ultimate. The latest incarnation of Ubuntu Linux is wonderful, but it’s not quite where it needs to be to be a mainstream desktop environment. As I was telling my friend Matt on the phone earlier today, I work on computers all day long for a living and I love every moment of it. However, when I come home I want to enjoy my computer, not struggle with getting it work and I want it to be a rather affordable experience. I believe the my new Lenovo laptop, which has top of the line specs, was the most sensible way of achieving that goal.

And for the curious, I still love my iMac that runs my recording studio.