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Thirty-six days (according to my very un-updated security) after travelling some 3,900 miles and change, I once again have my computer in working condition! Wow was that awkward.

All I can say is, thank god I have a smart phone, because otherwise I would have been totally cut off (unless, you know, I decided to go to the library or something... but still!) from the internet world. And that would suck, because I have quite a few people (and one special one) that I really wanted to be able to keep in contact with (...actually, thinking about it (and not counting Facebook) I really only kept up with the one. Hmm, how telling).

Long story short, on the third night of the four day trip (the last time I wrote anything, ironically), my computer crapped out on me in the middle of the night. Wouldn't turn on (and had been left on to recharge ipod), wouldn't flinch, nothing. Get to Virginia, have to wait a weekend to get my computer in (it was the 4th weekend, things got busy), have to wait more than the 5-7 business days they said it'd take to even confirm my computer got shipped to Kentucky (the wonders of looking up area codes when you get strange phone calls) and yada yada yada, turns out my battery was kaput and the charger wasn't so hot either, so both got replaced. Finally.

I just turned it back on last night; never got to actually use it. It really needed to be updated and resecured, so several hours were spent today and yesterday just updating things. I say hours because my computer is several, several years old and likes to stop uploading things if they take too long, which some 214 MB of back up updates were taking. Being a tad slow in the first place didn't help either.

And while my phone does a lot, there was limit to how interactive I was on it. A phone may be able to do a hellovalot nowadays, but that doesn't mean your eyes won't cross and your hands ache after so long.

Here's the rundown:

  • Email - controlled with phone
  • Webcomic list - back logged, month behind (yes I care about that)
  • Deviant account - the doozy; over 1200 art pieces, 250 messages, and 300 combined whatevers unseen
  • Journal account - dusty, with a hint of mildew; much to catch up on

Basically, I'm overwhelmed by how much I see, hear and do on the computer.

I do plan on jumping back on board, but it's going to take me a bit to get through everything else, on top of RL work and stuff as well. I feel like I broke my leg and have to work back up to running speed ability again.

Also, the one spot in the basement that gave me free wireless seems to have disappeared. Wonderful.

on 2011-08-08 04:09 pm (UTC)
outlineofash: Close-up of an eye with a rainbow-colored iris and glittery eye shadow. (Spider)
Posted by [personal profile] outlineofash
Huzzah for computer life! Let us give thanks by sacrificing several flash drives.

on 2011-08-08 08:54 pm (UTC)
lilfluff: On of my RP characters, a mouse who happens to be a student librarian. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] lilfluff

Sucks about the wireless though. Free wireless is a *Good Thing*

Don't overload too much though on the catching up. Easy to burn out that way.


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