I missed out on learning how to overhaul an engine. Due largely to the fact that I've never been what's known as "mechanically inclined." Oh, I can change plugs, put a new air filter on, and depending on where it's located, a new oil filter. But I've never taken the guts out, things like crank shafts, pistons, rings, cylinders, and junk like that. If it matters, I have done it on a much larger scale, working with a crew of five or six others when I was with Tennessee Gas Pipeline.
My computer is getting an overhaul this week. It's five years old, and beginning to show signs of aging. At least that's how I see it. It corrupted my administrator profile recently. I created a new one, but had a helluva time finding my old desktop, luckily, a friend from work is much more capable of overhauling computers than I am at overhauling small engines. Most of y'all probably know IT folks where you work, or maybe you're even one yourself. I just know the basics; put a new filter in (install something from a CD), or add plugs (download updates).
I take it in Thursday, and when I get it back Sunday, it'll have a new operating system. No, not Vista, or one of the other as of now obscure ones, but Windows XP Pro. I'll have 2 gigs of RAM vs. 1, the new internal 500 gigabyte hard drive my brother-in-law installed recently will be the new main drive. And it'll have all the other necessities. If I can figure out where to drill the holes, I'd like to run a direct cable connection vs. wireless.
I wanted to get a post in before Thursday's shutdown. And I reckon I've accomplished that. Oh, I still have the family computer to fall back on, but I have to wait in line, and I'm not used to that.