THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Friday, May 24, 2013
COMPUTERS…can’t live with em can’t live without em
with em can’t live without em
I don’t know
how I used to live without my PC.Maybe
it was solitaire with actual cards, TV, or even reading, but I can no longer
survive without it.
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.
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unpublished posts, which I hate rewriting stuff because…hell that’s another
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.