COMPUTERS…can’t live with em can’t live without em
My first laptop worked great except for some reason the wireless function only worked at home. The frustration this caused when I visited my son or we went on a trip was unbearable, so I broke down and bought a new laptop.
The new laptop picked up a virus which turned off my virus protection.
I paid the Geek Squad to fix that issue and along with a few bucks, it cost me all my files. Fortunately my files were backed up, but bringing them back in a form I could work with was a royal pain. Six months later my computer would not open at all. It was another virus, even though I paid for Norton Antivirus.*
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I took the PC back to the Geek Squad and they removed the virus along with every file on my computer. This time I lost a bunch of unpublished posts, which I hate rewriting stuff because…hell that’s another post.
I spent a day reloading my “new” PC with Microsoft Word, Norton Worthless, and all the files I did have backed up. When I tried to do some actual surfing on the “fixed” PC, it was ponderously slow. So slow that is was unusable.
I brought the PC back in to the Geek Squad and demonstrated its unusable slowness. The on-duty geek was confused. He finally decided it must be my browser as he has seen issues with IE 10. He changed my browser to Chrome and voilà! The machine was back up to speed.
Back home again, I took some getting used to the new browser (Change and I do not get along without a fight) and all was well with the world.
I decided to play a little online poker to which I am addicted. It was like 1998 and a modem all over again. I lost 4 million fake dollars (still painful to an on-line addict) folding pocket aces and then timing out and getting thrown off the table when I was the big chip leader.
Suddenly, all my applications were slow again. For jollies I switched back to IE 10 and WTF, the PC was once again back up to speed. The next day it was crap again so I switched to Chrome. It was good for everything except the on-line poker. So…back to IE 10 and it works great again for all applications.
OMG, I have a female PC, and it must be the wrong time of the month. My backup PC works just fine, so it has to be masculine as I understand the monthly thing lines up with cohabiting females.
What do I do now? Sometimes the PC works well. Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes IE 10 is the cure, sometimes it only works with Chrome. You know that if I take the PC to the Geek Squad she will work just perfectly.
These lady PC’s don’t act up with those that understand them.
*Norton Antivirus did not pay for this mention…though I’m thinking they might just be that stupid and incompetent.