Sunday, July 23, 2006

Not Exactly a Fairy Tale (part 4 of 4)

This is the end of a four part story told in Blogger style -- from end to beginning. Though most of my blogging friends have somehow managed to miss the drama of my day -- or perhaps they each read about it and then shot out of here without leaving a comment in case catastrophe is contagious -- I am hopeful that all has been resolved. I'd like to thank Rob and a fellow who calls himself, Old Fart, for their help. They saved my sanity. I have antivirus/spyblocker software and a working browser. I have spent a good part of the afternoon rebuilding my favorites folder and I think I can say "the end" and close this tale on a happy note.


Blogger sandy said...

Glad to see you're back up and running.
These haikus are old, but they always makes me smile when technology misbehaves:

Seeing my great fault
Through darkening blue windows
I begin again

A file that big?
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.

Errors have occurred.
We won't tell you where or why.
Lazy programmers.

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

Login incorrect.
Only perfect spellers may
enter this system.

This site has been moved.
We'd tell you where,
but then we'd have to delete you.

Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

7/23/2006 05:23:00 PM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Sandy - -thanks for the laugh. i like the last one best, but for awhile today I was feeling more like the second to the last one .... deleted.

7/23/2006 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger Terrace said...

ahh sorry about your problems, I have never used that browser so I couldn't help :(

7/23/2006 09:33:00 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

Glad you got everything worked out! This computer stuff sure is frustrating at times, huh?
Great comment, Sandy... I needed a laugh! :-)

7/23/2006 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Glad you got everything straightened out. But I'll need use your story as a cautionary tale. I have McAfee and just switched to Firefox.

7/24/2006 03:26:00 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Hi sorry I shot off without leaving a comment. Was very very sleepy and wondering how I was gonna make my very important corporate function later when all I wanted to do was crawl between sheets and snore.

However! That is no excuse.

(If it makes you feel better I was so sleepy on the road I banged into a lorry in front of me and shattered one headlight)

Am glad everything has worked out for you.

7/24/2006 04:50:00 AM  
Blogger Dr.John said...

I read all four parts. I have firefox and have had it for a long time and never had any problem but then I use a difftent anti-virus tahn you do. It must really be horrible to lose all your favorites. That happenned to me when we cleaned my hard disk because we though I had a virus. It turened out to be a bad mouse and not a virus so we did it for nothing.
Computers can drive you nuts.

7/24/2006 05:29:00 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Wow, Quilly! When it rains on you it really pours! Glad to see you are back up and running, though.

7/24/2006 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you read my post on part three, you are far from fixed. AVG is NOT the way to go. You have been seriously been misinformed. AVG is like adding a bandaid on a gunshot wound. AVG is free because it is open source, that is NOT a good thing, Open source means the people who wrote it allow others to view and re-write the code, so then it stands to reason if hackers can see the code, they can write a Virus for it. AND THEY HAVE, thousands of them, AVG has come out in public and said they were sorry for the ongoing issues, so has McAfee, Nortons has bought someone elses software and relabled it as their own, because there code was a joke. Also I read someone say something about a windows firewall? WRONG. Windows has a port blocker, and it is a joke. Go with the AVAST recommended, and never look back. And update the Firefox. All of you that don't take my warning and remove your current anti-virus for something else, I'll be on the phone with you soon enough, and I will be telling you, "I told you so".

7/24/2006 10:31:00 PM  

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