Back in Business
Posted by thedarwinexception on November 16, 2007
Well hallelujah and praise the Gods – I got my computer back! It’s amazing how big my monitor looks – and how quickly I got used to typing on the laptop keyboard. The one for the desktop seems foreign and strange now.
No real explanation for what was wrong with the computer – the computer guy said it was “the video drivers”, which seems to be a rather dubious explanation, to me. I could understand the whole video card somehow shitting the bed – but the drivers? Those don’t wear out. How can the drivers just all of a sudden cause the whole computer to go flaky? That makes no sense.
And the computer guy checked my speakers – he said that it was because I put the volume control from the control panel on “mute”. And you know, I kind of sort of remember doing that for some reason, which seemed to be a good reason at the time. So there was nothing wrong with my speakers. And the DVD burner and the cd burner, which wouldn’t recognize my disks when I went to burn some picture files before I brought the computer in to be looked at, all checked out OK when he tried them,. too.
So, long and short of it all is I got the computer back and there’s nothing wrong with it, according to the computer guy. He updated some drivers, left it running, didn’t have the same shut down problem I had, and he pronounced it “working”. I have my doubts, but we shall see.
And I got a letter in the mail from PattyMac, the grandmother of Hobbes, who I made the hoodie for. She said everyone really loved the hoodie, and that her computer is down, which is why she hasn’t been around. She is hoping to get a new computer next week, so I’m crossing my fingers she can return soon. She sent along a picture of Hobbes, too, and he is absolutely beautiful.
So, now that I have my computer back I shall have a flurry of posts in the next few days. I have a bunch I had stored up and can now finish, since I have my files and my camera back. And today is the day I am going to go over and invite the zombie lady over for Thanksgiving. So if I’m not back in a bit – send help.