Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Windows Update!

Damm..The last few days I've spent way too many hours installing and re-installing XP on my computer,only to have it puke up error messages like they were three week old egg salad.
Hence my less than sterling attendance here in Bloggertown.
Turns out,I was having a software conflict due to the recent installation of "System Mechanic 7",which has been resolved.
I highly recommend System Mechanic btw...I would never have been able to recover without it.

In the meantime!!..

During all this I had been preparing myself for the worst,and even though I don't really need it,last night I ordered a new hard drive!..WOO HOO!
I'm upgrading from 80 Gig's to 120,and increasing the drive speed by around 1,000 RPM's...Oh yes!..havin' thangs...
It's scheduled to arrive this weekend.
I'll be spending the next couple of days transferring every software installation disk I own (TONS!) over to this drive,so I can have a handy back-up for when The Government outlaws personal computers,and I have to mount a rebellion from my lair in the steam tunnels beneath O-Town...

I'll be dropping in on everyone at intervals...Unless I owe you money.

Have a great week kids!

23 Comments:

At 8:18 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

OOOOOO, I love a man that talks dirty....Gig's and RPM's are sex toys aren't they?

 
At 8:23 PM , Blogger Sling said...

rosemary-..they are at my house. ;)

 
At 9:45 PM , Blogger Grish said...

I am a virtual packrat and cannot bring myself to buy anything less that 500gig anymore. Can you believe that I have upwards of 3 terabytes and still need more....

 
At 10:19 PM , Blogger Sling said...

grish- Oh,I'm gettin' me some o' them terabytes buddy!..Next on the list is more RAM.
MORE=BETTER!

 
At 10:24 PM , Blogger Mom said...

I love it when a man talks nerdy

 
At 10:30 PM , Blogger Sling said...

mom- Hey I don't just talk the talk,I walk the walk!...or something..

 
At 11:06 PM , Blogger Auld Hat said...

Ah man! And here I was imagining you were out on the campaign trail this whole time. (kicks rock)

 
At 11:12 PM , Blogger Kimberly Ann said...

May the force be with you.

 
At 3:18 AM , Blogger Nunnie's Attic said...

And to think there are people who choose "hardware restoration" as a profession. Freaks and Geeks.

Love,
Julie

 
At 4:04 AM , Blogger Doralong said...

Let me know how that goes.. and once the frustration gets to be unbearable we'll go have a few drinks and head on over to the Apple store.

 
At 4:11 AM , Anonymous tater said...

I am amazed with your patience and persistance. I would have gone all office space on it, with a baseball bat and some rap music on as a soundtrack. THEN I woulda strolled on over to the Apple store...

 
At 11:13 AM , Blogger the rube said...

the extra gig of ram was like manna from heaven for me. best of all it was dirt cheap, $20.00. (sonny prowls the deals on the web)

 
At 11:30 AM , Blogger more cowbell said...

Well, nothing like a fresh, hard drive to keep a gal happy. Oh, and you too, Sling.

 
At 4:16 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Hat- I was on the campaign trail,but the trail goes right by the liquor store.

kimberly ann- Sholom Malachiem

julie- Thanks...There goes my dream of becoming Vice President in charge of Widgets at Circuit City.

doralong- Tempting me with an Apple?..I'm not fallin' for that!..again.

tater- It's like a drug dude!..but no SWAT teams milling about.

rube-The Lizzard King went online and tracked down my hard drive for $80.00..If I can find a gig o' ram for twenty bucks,I'll be all over it!

Cowbelle- Was that naughty?..I'm pretty sure that was naughty..
Report to The Hat for your spanking.

 
At 4:34 PM , Blogger Citymouse said...

there will be no spanking with out me gosh darn it!!!!

ok.. im here now so let's begin

 
At 6:26 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

Your high recommendation is hereby ignored. All well and good that it was instrumental in your recovery, but apparently, it was instrumental in your system failure.

Shit like that makes me hold on to my pen real tight and stroke my paper really gently. I will not forsake them, no matter what crazy programs you dangle in front of me.

And hey! As many have noted, those are some mighty big numbers. What for, that's what I want to know. Transparency is a fine quality to have when you're a man like you. (Did I trick you, there?)

I don't really want to know. I just want a few of those gigs.

 
At 6:56 PM , Blogger Sling said...

citymouse- I recognize your V.I.P. status..You may move to the front of the line.

booda baby-
**Warning**
The following material contains nerd-like content that may be unsuitable for children,and small animals..

The first(of three)times I re-installed XP,I forgot that system mechanic comes with an internet security program that conflicts with another security program I routinely install.
Each time,System mechanic tried in vain to tell me not to select their security option if I already had that feature running...Each time,I pressed "Continue".
Finally,My XP installation disk was unable to format my hard drive..Zero..Zilch..
I ran system mechanic alone using the "Drive Scrubber" funtion after realizing my mistake,and it recovered beautifully,in spite of my repeated attempts to be a complete moron.
I've learned to accept the fact that I can be highly intuitive!..on those rare occasions when I'm not being totally clueless...

 
At 6:59 PM , Blogger Auld Hat said...

That's funny cuz the road less traveled swings by there as well.

 
At 11:14 AM , Blogger more cowbell said...

I'm on Santa's naughty list. And I'll have to catch the Hat at the liquor store ...

 
At 1:19 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Sizist.

 
At 8:50 AM , Blogger Allan said...

The government will never outlaw personal computers- it's how they track us.

 
At 5:18 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

were you talking french?...german..gaelic?....ohh, computer language...zip..right over my head...

 
At 12:59 AM , Blogger Middle Child said...

Where's my bloody $2 Sling...? I'll waiver that debt if you post some more good music okay!

 

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