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May. 5th, 2010

10:04 pm - I'm having a bad night.

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My computer has started acting wonky, so I'm planning to take it to Data Doctors. I shut it down earlier, intending to get online with my laptop instead. But my laptop can't connect to the wireless network and I have NO *^%#%*&( IDEA WHY! I'm posting this from Mom's computer. I may or may not be in the mood to try to get online again later.

(And on top of everything else, I ordered the "12 Surface IQ Pentagon" from ThinkGeek; it arrived today, but some of the pieces popped out and are missing! They're not in the box! I've requested a return & replacement on it.)

Current Mood: pissed offpissed off

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From:xakko
Date:May 6th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
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hope things get resolved soon...
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From:nefaria
Date:May 6th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
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Computers are generally horrible at self-diagnosis of problems. I thought I had a really nasty computer virus rather than a hard drive on the brink of failure about a year ago.

If you think your wonkiness is caused by viruses, spyware, etc., you can install Microsoft's anti-virus software for free: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx It doesn't cooperate well with other anti-virus packages though, you'd have to uninstall them before installing this.
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From:shockwave77598
Date:May 6th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
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The usual glitch with laptops dropping off networks is the wireless router needs to be turned off for a minute, then turned on again. Try it before you take the laptop to repair.
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From:orv
Date:May 6th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
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Or the wireless interface is off...some laptops have a switch for that, for using them on airplanes...
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 7th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
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I don't think that's it, because I used the laptop a week or so ago and it connected to the network just fine.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 7th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
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I tried that. It didn't help.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 6th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
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FAQ: Some of the pieces popped out and are missing! They're not in the box!
ANS: The pieces aren't missing, just not visible. See Supplement A, "How to Twist through Higher Dimensions".
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