July 9th, 2005

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Computer Update

Which I'm typing from the old computer. No, there's nothing wrong with the new one accept that I downloaded Trillian and it wouldn't work. So, I figured I'd log on here and compare settings. I think I screwed up entering my user name on Yahoo. I'm not sure what's up with the other two. And I seem to have to re-enter all my IM contacts because I can find no way that they can be transfered.

On the brightside, I did manage to transfer all my bookmarks successfully (thanks Ali :). And it only took me an hour and a half to adjust the screen brightness! (I could have found it sooner but I kept getting distracted by other things like adjusting the mousepad which I'm not quite use to yet.) Putting aside that turning down the brightness on the display saves the battery, why does the manufacturer have it set to blinding?

I also began scrolling through the 216 page manual. I made it as far as page 42 to see what kind of recording media I could buy. Apparently, just about anything. I've always been confused by one thing - the +/- stuff. Can anyone explain the importance of this?

And danceswithwords has already pointed out that I need to back up my OS. I never really had need for the backup discs on my old computer, but I don't want to take any chances.

One more thing, I hate to admit it, but I didn't have virus protection on my old computer. In my defense, my online access is through my firm and they pretty much stop anything before it gets to me. :( So, how long do virus protection updates generally take to run? After 40 minutes of the Norton window interfering with what I was trying to do I canceled the update only to have it tell me it couldn't do what it was trying to do. Maybe I need to be more patient or maybe I need to see if it's set up correctly.

If you didn't believe me before, you can now see how littel I know about computers. ;)
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And insert ME as the stupid person. Let's recap, I spent about an hour last night trying to figure out why Trillian wasn't working on this computer. Then I go on the other computer to see if my settings are the same. At the same time, I make a list of IM's I need to transfer. This morning, deciding to tackle the problem from a fresh perspective, I review my security setting before going online. Prepared for battle, I click on Trillan. And what happens? It asks me a single question, completes the download, transfers all my contacts, and I'm good to go. Would it have killed them to tell me I needed to restart?!

I'd be pissed off if not for the fact I'm relieved I won't need to run between rooms next Friday. ;-)

Oh, and I swear, the next post will be fandom related. I've bored you all long enough.
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BSG Season 2 Preview on NBC

Yes, I watched the 'Galactica' airing on NBC tonight. And I may have thrown a tape in the VCR as soon as they announced the preview was coming up. And I may have just watched it five times. And it's possible I played clips on frame advance so I knew exactly who it was doing what. And my love of Apollo still grows.

Damn, could this be worse than my Buffy obsession???
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