Sunday, May 20, 2007

Techno Hell

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I have only two words to describe the past 24 hours: COMPUTER. HELL.

My laptop went completely haywire yesterday -- which I blame on a Microsoft download, as always -- and I ended up having to do a complete restore on the thing. Talk about MESSED. UP. Nothing is working like it used to, it's SLOW, and pictures look like blurry blobs. When I first bought it, it performed beautifully -- and FAST -- right out of the box. So, why isn't it doing the same thing after restoration back to its maiden voyage? This is driving me absolutely bats. Who will save me? Microsoft? Yeah, that'll happen. Toshiba? Maybe. Whoever the hell knows something about the non-functioning wireless connection? Possibly. Hell, maybe I'll just buy a Dell. At least I know they're good about helping you out of tough situations -- as long as you get lucky enough to call a rep who knows English.

The dog started off the day with an "accident." Fortunately, she went in Hubs's room, not mine. She's a good dog.

I haven't had time to go trawling for Words Gone Wild today, but someone sent me this shining example:

knocked him off his thrown

Don't you just love it?


You Are 80% Psychic

You are so very psychic.
But you already predicted that, didn't you?
You have "the gift" - and you use it daily to connect with others.
You're very tapped into the world around you...
Just make sure to use your powers for good!

21 comments:

Corn Dog said...

Sorry SJ. It's a love hate relationship with our computer buddies. May the force be with you getting back up and running straight and true.

Roxan said...

***You Are 90% Psychic***


You are so very psychic.
But you already predicted that, didn't you?
You have "the gift" - and you use it daily to connect with others.
You're very tapped into the world around you...
Just make sure to use your powers for good!

Roxan said...

Call the wireless company. The one on your router. They can help you reconnect. You might need to find a new network.

Serena Joy said...

Thank you, CD. I need all the Force I can get. My head is splitting and the technocrap is still driving me berserk.

I don't have a wireless company or router, Roxan; nothing that formal, but it's always worked perfectly before. And now it won't. I'm about to take the sledge hammer to it and dump the pieces out the window.

Corn Dog said...

90% psychic or 100% liar.

Serena Joy said...

I believe some of it, CD, but some of it's pure crap. I get deja vu a lot but can't find my way home from the store. I would think that a person with an 80% score would be able to divine the way home.:)

Malnurtured Snay said...

This is why I have two computers -- so even when one goes fuckwuck, I've still got another to use for blogging.

(Blogging? No, I meant "for purposes of self pleasuring.")

ThatGreenyFlower said...

I thrown him off his knocker, dude.

tfg said...

About once every 6 months, I reinstall the operating system on my desktop. It's a pain in the ass, but it improves performance immensely.

Don't worry about Snay. Amongst Baltimore bloggers his proclivity for self-abuse is legendary.

Serena Joy said...

Fuckwuck is an excellent word, MS. I'm adding it to my vocabulary. I have several backup computers, but they're all old and ... SLOW. I loved this particular laptop because it was lightning fast. WAS. Now it just sucks. Like a fuckwuck.

Throw that dude, Greeny! LOL.

That does sound like a pain in the ass, T, but if it works, it works. Ha! I know about self-abuse. I beat myself up at least once a day.:)

Seeley deBorn said...

90%
You are so very psychic.
But you already predicted that, didn't you?
You have "the gift" - and you use it daily to connect with others.
You're very tapped into the world around you...
Just make sure to use your powers for good!

Awwww, do I have to????

Serena Joy said...

No, you don't have to, Seeley. Serena say.:)

G-Man said...

Serena Joy...What a drag about your PC...It's very frustrating!
Sorry....xoxox

Serena Joy said...

It was a royal pain, g-man, but I'm taking the offensive today, one way or another. Girl's over being mad, now she get even with the evil thing.:)

Roxan said...

Then how are you getting your laptop online? You have to be running on a wireless network somewhere!

Serena Joy said...

No; since Saturday, I've had to rely on the old standby dial-up. Yuck.

Top cat said...

You Are 60% Psychic

You are pretty psychic.
While you aren't Miss Cleo, you've got a little ESP going on.
And although you're sometimes off on your predictions...
You're more often right than wrong
So go with your instincts - you know more than you think

Serena Joy said...

And it's a good thing, too, TC. Isn't Miss Cleo in prison? LOL.

Lee said...

I hand my sympathy to you, Serena...it's yours!

Liz said...

I have a Dell at home: it's good. It's my work computer that is driving me mad, going so slowly.

Serena Joy said...

A cup of tea with the sympathy, Lee, and I'm good to go.

Slow is just maddening, isn't it, Liz? I have an ancient Dell Latitude, from the early 90s, that still plugs along. SLOW, but it goes.