I never had much use for a portable computer before. I always preferred to invest in a single behemoth to squat in the corner of my room, powerful, brooding and mysterious. For all those modern games I don’t play.
Then I realised that I spend an hour every day on the bus doing absolutely nothing (and let’s not go back to grinding Donkey Kong on the GameBoy because even my levels of masochism have limits).
I got to wondering how I could make use of this down-time…
When the cold front hit Scotland everything seemed fine to me; despite widespread train delays and motorway horror stories (jackknifed lorries… jackknifed lorries everywhere), my train and my company bus seemed to be quite undisturbed.
Alas, as the week progressed, things didn’t… run… so smoothly.
I commute to work every morning. Up at half six (ahaha, more usually seven), out on the 0735 train, swap to the 0744 at Partick to get to Queen Street, stand outside in the freezing cold until the company bus arrives…
But now that I’ve become somewhat acclimatised to this schedule, I’ve taken to not sleeping on the bus in anymore. This necessitates portable entertainment.