I’ve just taken delivery of a new laptop at work. Faster than light quad core 8th gen i7, 1920x1080 matt LCD (yes you can still get matt screens), 1TB SSD, massive battery life, SD card slot, multiple USB3.1 A and C connectors, support for 4 screens, stupidly fast 2.4 and 5GHz wifi, NFC etc. etc. Wonderful, it’s light and goes like the clappers.
But there’s no disk in use light. So now you have no idea when everything locks up whether it’s because W10 has thrown it’s teddy out of the pram or it’s Eclipse and its stupid Java runtime doing a big garbage collection or just a huge amount of disk activity. Every computer has a disk light. From the earliest minicomputers and mainframes to my previous computer had flashing lights. I can remember peering into the computer room at university to see what the “blinkenlichts” were doing when things were running slow. And now, nothing. I guess it’s progress.
Yeah, what a first world problem but it has absolutely spolied my new toy. Bloody Dell rubbish.
I feel better now for moaning about this.