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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blogging From an Internet Cafe...

So, I'm in the midst of a computer crash, guys! I have been unable to access my sites and email since early Friday, and let me tell ya, IT SUCKS!!! :O

I have 3 laptops, but none working right now! How the hell? Well, for one, my main one is suffering from memory loss -- in other words, I need to either clear out some files, or just go buy some more memory. It won't even let Windows start. The other one should have been my old standby, but it crashed a couple years ago when I opened a bad email. I never got it fixed - I just went and bought a new one! Well, that just came back to bite me! So, I go get the older one fixed (since that is the faster solution, comp guy right down the street), and now after seeing that I still can't sign on, I realize that I gotta go get its modem reconfigured for my new high speed internet (I was using dial up on the thing when I had it working before).
So, off to Best Buy I go to try to charm the guys at the Geek Squad. I just want them to tell me what to buy, and show me how to put the damn thing in or on myself.
We'll see how that goes! ;)

The third laptop, the oldest, works just fine, but the backlight on the screen went out. They tell me that I can't get the particular backlight that this comp needs, because they no longer make this model. They should outlaw not still making the parts after you've bought something, say at least 10 years, IMO! I'd probably have to do a search and find one used if that's at all possible. And then, I'll have to get the modem updated since that was one of my dial up comps too. So old, there's not even a selection for Broadband on the connections menu.
So, as you can see, I'm batting 100% here!

So, if I've seemed lazy with my posts (and I did have one planned, but can't get to my pics right now), know that there's just some technical difficulties going on, and I hope to be back up and running, if not tonight, then by tomorrow!

I can't tell you how much I miss being able to just plop down onto my couch and log on! I think I'm beginning to have some withdrawal symptoms!!
See you all with a new post real soon! ;)

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Dori said...

I hope that you can get everything sorted out with your computer. Enjoy your weekend anyway :)

ktales said...

hopefully you'll be back up and running soon. I'd go nuts as well if all of my computers went down at the same time.

Good luck with the geek squad.


your "Health Assistant" said...

that happen's to me last week too, i hope you fix it real soon and continue to post more informative materials take care

iWalk said...

It's awful to meet such things!

Hope everything is okay now. :)

Leo (Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle) said...

oh, oh!!!!
i hope everything will be fixed soon!!

Jacqueline said...

Hang in there...I know how that withdrawal thing feels. You'll be back to your blogging self in no time. :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh noes! Mom would hate that! We have 2 desktops and 1 laptop. She just had the laptop fixed!

shaxx said...

Since I am reading this does that mean one of them is already fixed? Anyway, take care!

Natural said...

oh man that sucks. hope you're up and running on any laptop soon.

right now i'm stealing a connection. my internet is out.

what the heck. i didn't think to go to a cafe to do my dropping. fortunately a neighbor didn't password protect their connection.

David & Jan said...

Sorry to hear about your problems, Diva. The good thing about desktops is you can usually get them fixed. The screen on my laptop went out after just 2 years, and it would have cost more to replace it than to buy a new one. Good luck with the geeks.

flit said...

that would be SO frustrating...I feel for you.

Robin said...

Hi Fitness Diva,
I also hope you get everything worked out with your computers. I hate it when my internet service won't let me log on. Dial up service is kinda bad, but that is all I can afford right now. Have a great night! :-)

Kelly said...

I feel your pain. I have had my laptop die on me a couple of times in the last 2 months. One of those times, I was without it for about 2 weeks. It was terrible!

You should check ebay for the part for the one, they might have something there cheap.


The Fitness Diva said...

Hey, Dori, thanks! It's a pure headache, but I do have at least one solution that's working for me right now! ;)

ktales, I was going a bit nuts! Now that I have one fixed, and soon the other, I will make sure that I never find myself in this position again!

Thanks, Health Assistant! I'm getting my pc ready right now so that I can be back in business by tonight! ;)

Iwalk, everything is almost okay!
Once I install a few programs on this older laptop I'm on right now, I'll be able to do me some good bloggin'! :D

The Fitness Diva said...

Thanks, Leo! Workin' on it!

Yeah, Jacqueline....I feel a resurgence coming on as we speak! ;)

G & G, your mom is lucky to have gotten it fixed! sometimes you're not so lucky! :O

Natural, the one thing I couldn't do at the internet cafe was drop. I don't know if it was the computer I was on, but the drops wouldn't go through, so I gave up on that and just checked all my email and banged out a post.
Hope things work out for you, too!

The Fitness Diva said...

Hi, David & Jan, and thanks for stopping by!

Yeah, I was able to get one of the Geek Squad guys to straighten the older laptop out for me, and for free, so at least one is up and running. Geeks rule! ;)

Thanks, flit, and thanks for dropping by! :)

Robin, I remember my dial up days!
They were not that long ago! ;)
But once I started building web sites and getting more involved in web commerce, the phone line had to go! I have too much work to do out here on a daily basis to have a slow connection! :O

Kelly, I could not imagine not having a comp for 2 weeks! For me that is impossible! That's when you see me at the internet cafe twice a day! Luckily, it's never gone on that long. Like I said, the first two times, I just ran and bought another one! This time, that was just NOT an option!
In a couple days, I will have TWO perfectly running laptops, and I'm thrilled about it!
Yes, I will check on Ebay for the part for the other one. Then there will be THREE!!! :D

bluecrystaldude said...

My laptop failed on me once. The motherboard was on fire (literally, with smoke and smell of plastic burning) and to make the matter worst, I have been busy doing my final semester project at that time. I rush off to the computer store and took out my hard disc and changed it to portable external. Thank God there was no data missing.

Oh and then, I just bought a new laptop. LOL. I hope yours (one of it) will be okay enough to be used again :)

Cheapest Airfare Blog said...

I hope you get back up and running soon. I don't loke blogging from public places because of privacy concerns - I feel your pain - lol.

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