Lenovo has a very easy reset deal - click and then say yes about 5 times and it reverts back to the way it was when I bought it. In my case it was 108 updates short of a current operating system and I had totally forgotten about the giant boatload of bloatware. Holy crap. It's ugly. I got through most and downloaded Microsoft Essentials and Chrome and now it's downloading and installing the 108 updates.
I am confused by wifi network speeds. I can get in my home wifi network with my phone and run speedtest and get 20Mbps down. I can put the laptop (windows or chrome) right next to that same phone and never see more than 5-10Mbps. That just makes no sense to me.
I got a note from the insurance guy who handles my ex-bosses insurance stuff. Ex-boss is funding a Health Savings account for me to the tune of $50 a month. I've never actually had an HSA myself before but I think with the new insurance it's going to help me out a bunch. A giant chunk of my medical cost every year is drugs and a very stable amount - I know how much they cost and how much I will use so I can project how much I'll need. Then I can feed the HSA myself and get a nice tax deduction. Apparently the COBRA administrator is going to help me set up the HSA.
And speaking of taxes, I've done as much as I can until more forms come in. I have no clue where I stand this year. I could owe a bundle or come out even. I'm thinking a refund is not in the cards.