July 28, 2011

"Computer" Problems Fixed - I Hope!

Hatched by Dafydd

Sorry about the recent lack of posting. First, we were on holiday: white-water rafting on the Kern River, followed by horsepacking (well, mulepacking, to be technical) in Yosemite/Ansel Adams Wilderness.

Second, we brought our ancient laptop, but it appears to have bitten the dust. I might be able to resurrect it, if I can get Registry First Aid to run there. But in any event, we were unable to establish a connection on all but a single day.

Finally, when we returned and booted up, our home computer itself started having terrible problems! That's the one that really took time and sucked up all available energy: having to recover from a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death); restore from a backup image taken before the problems; uninstall and remove all traces of anything Norton, which was primarily responsible for the crash; then finally, mash everything (hardware, software, firmware) together so it works.


Upshot is, we should have some posts in a few. Again, sorry to our readers -- the two of you know who you are -- for an even greater lack of posting that our customary slovenly, sluggish, lazy habits!

P.S. The word "computer" is in quotation marks above because, per my pal Bill Patterson, "We have not yet entered the computer age; we shall enter the computer age when computers become invisible."

That is, when we never have to think about "firing up the computer;" when using a computer is too well hidden for us even to notice. Then and only then will we truly be in the Turing era.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, July 28, 2011, at the time of 2:56 AM


The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael

It's alright, Dafydd... I've been busy too.

Insert obligatory snide references about using Windows, Norton, old hardware, etc.

Hope you had a great time out there... things can go wrong, but being out in Yosemite is so, SO right!

The above hissed in response by: Mr. Michael [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 28, 2011 8:15 AM

The following hissed in response by: seePea

your other reader is ok with you taking a vacation too :)

The above hissed in response by: seePea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 28, 2011 6:33 PM

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