Thursday, February 5, 2009

Big Silence

Sorry for the Big Silence, folks...

Computer issues top the list of reasons for not being here much...my hard drive blew up...well, not literally, although it might as well have. Apparently there was a Bad Sector, which happened to be in the Dangerous, Mystery-Shrouded Location That is Called the Registry. Fortunately, The Chief is an Absolute Friggin' Genius when it comes to those mysterious boxes of silicon we call computers, and he bought me a new hard drive (a terabyte, dudes, I've got a freakin' terabyte...whatever the hell that is...it's good, though, cuz The Chief handled the thing extremely reverently, and there was hushed silence and herald trumpets going on as he installed it), and somehow managed to retrieve all my data from the Bad Sector Demons.

I worship the ground upon which he walks...and in return, I am endeavouring to keep him well supplied with clean socks (it's not going well, though).

Well then. Replacing the hard drive means reinstalling all the software. Because, you know, even if the thing does have a Freakin' Terabyte, apparently it's not all that Advanced and Clever, because you still have to put all the disks into the computer and click the Next Button forty million times...and after that you have to spend an entire afternoon telling Microsoft Word about how you hate Smart Quotes and how "colour" is too the way you spell it, and complaining bitterly to anyone who will listen about how Microsoft Word likes to correct one's spelling and grammar as one types, which is extremely detrimental to the creative process...And then, as if that's not bad enough, Internet Explorer keeps locking up, because, you know, even if the hard drive is this Cutting Edge Piece of Wonderousness, even it can't stop Internet Explorer from having a meltdown every five minutes. And apparently it can't do much about my internet service provider, which has been providing rather spotty service lately.

Anyway. I'm here. Today. We'll see how long the Technology cooperates.

14 comments:

Hannah said...

Great to have you back in the blogosphere! Missed you!

Hann xx

Jazz said...

Thank-you, Hannah!
There's been other stuff, too...sick kids and sick dogs and more mother-in-law surgeries...a lot of stuff, all coming in at the same time...but the computer blowing up was the real kicker! It's a good thing I have a brilliant husband, because about all I can do when it dies is hammer on the keyboard helpelssly and whine, "Make it go!"

Gianna said...

Hi Jazz!!
Will you continue with your blog??

I just got the impression you were out there living your life!!

of course part of that can certainly be writing a blog...

hope you stick around...

Jazz said...

Gianna,
Yeah, it's been a combination of living my life and dealing with all the stuff that's come my way lately! Hasn't left a lot of energy or time for writing...and I'm also kind of thinking about where I want to go with the blog...obviously it isn't really a bipolar blog any more...But maybe it's still valuable to have around as an example of the whole yes-you-can-get-off-meds-and-have-a-life thing. I'll be around, I think...I'm feeling more like writing lately, though I'm not sure what direction that is going to go in, either. We'll see!

RamblingMad said...

OOH! A terabyte! Me SO jealous!

Been there with the whole blowing up hard drive thing. I HATE when I lose my Favorites for surfing the 'net! Like I'm supposed to remember those really cool websites I visited once then bookmarked so I could theoretically visit again (but never do). HellOOO? That's why I have a computer!

'Twas wondering where i' 'twas you went off to. Thought, mayhap, you vanished in a puff of logic.

Jazz said...

RamblingMad,
That would be a PINK puff of logic, yeah?

Yeah, a freakin' terabyte. Thing is, it hasn't made this computer any less snarky to deal with. In fact, there's this air of smugness about it now that I'm not at all happy with...I believe it is getting too big for its britches...as it were...

Shiv said...

Welcome back duckie :)

P.S. Should I be giggling so hard that the verification word I have to type in is "forsin"? I'm so ashamed of myself!

Jazz said...

Hey, welcome back yourself, Shiv.

I have noticed of late that the words we are forced to type in for verification have been getting rather too close to real words for comfort, and many of them are quite hilarious...I was considering compiling a dictionary of them and coming up with my own meanings for them ;)

(pathetic, ain't I?)

naturalgal said...

Hi Jazz, Glad to see you.

Aqua said...

Hi Jazz,
I am so glad to see you back in action. You were missed.
...aqua

Stephany said...

Hey there, glad to see you! the comment verification words have gotten too funny!

Mine is 'schewing'.

Schew on that for a while! lol

Jazz said...

Stephany, Aqua, Naturalgal--
It's good to be back...hope I can keep it up!

rightandleft said...

Glad you're back. I missed you!

rightandleft said...

btw - rightandleft is marissa. :P