Tags: computers

hugh huh (twitch)

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How come it takes bbd's windows 7 version of outlook* load about five times more slowly than my office 2003 version?  This is annoying when you try to e-mail yourself^

*ETA: it's Office 2013, with less features, slower loading and attempts to hive you off to other Microsoft Office applications (probably not available on the entry level version) to do things you could previously do in Word in less that two minutes.  Lack of integrated scan/insert function and then (therefore) fucking One Note.  I hate fucking One Note, but I think you've guessed that already.

^I live in a house with eighteen computers/internet thingies, of which seven eight nine eight again are in regular use.  There are three desktops (the parental one, mine, dosk), four tablets (one each) and my netbook (which would better function as a doorstop - bbd, "I know you said it was slow...") that functions as a word-processor of last default and the only thing I will let near the office computer.  ONL: no internet connection, no viruses... right?

Regular use ignores the three kindles and the number of old tech things - three upgraded tablets, the two old sat navs (cheaper to replace than update the maps), dosk's (rarely seen) laptop, the three desk-tops/box 'puters floating around (one is the loaner, two was almost converted into a media server, three is my adorable old one living in hope of becoming a stereo) and I'm pretty sure I missed something.  Dosk periodicly tries to turn box four into a linux box/render-farm/something. Oh, and we have a NAS.  The whole business makes Spooky's brain hurt - "how can anybody own that many computers?"

ETA SQUARED: how will my Office (actually works version, no incomprehensible ribbon thing) 2003 get on with Windows 10? *wibble*
animal: omg llamas!

+++ does not compute +++

My new computer should be showing up tomorrow (not that we'll get it rolling that fast) and we can start fishing out stuff from the Computer from the Black Lagoon (who is frankly unhealthy and has a broken optical drive, a fried graphics card, no bays for a new optical drive and it's one of those awkward big manufacturer cases that only takes their own branded components) and I should get fishing out all my license keys and everything in my opera tabs/speed-dial out where I can rescue them from...*

In other news, I might be taking Spooky out to the pictures tomorrow (waiting for an okay on that one...)

Also, bought my holiday reading for the forthcoming annual migration. This year we are migrating to South Cyprus and looking in tombs etc, doubtless I will find some archaeological monument to fall off.

[read my profile - I always fall off something]
[I got rescued by an really cute/rugged/hot australian back-packer, unfortunately, he was with his girlfriend]

Anyways, what is the discerning insect reading this vacation?

- I think this post is getting a bit long and taxing, so I'm going to put this in a new post without all the IT stuff in it.

*(I might also need a change of browser, the number of sites that bork in opera are getting very annoying -- we seem to be going back to the bad days when everything was "optimized for internet explorer" or "netscape compatible". Hell, the reason I dug and used the earlier firefox builds was because it germinated from the old netscape engine/source code and I had a _thing_ going with netscape (something to do with being reliable, not breaking and easier to use and my college used it as their default browser and I Just Plain Liked It). As firefox got more foxy, I shunted over to opera which was a bit more netscape-y and now clearly somebody out there has given up on nicely written and standardised coding, html 5... yargh!)

(as somebody who studiously wrote her own website code and made it compliant and human-readable and used css and bought in to accessibility and stuff that would work with screen readers etc... babble babble, buzzy being a bitter old woman who hasn't touched her website since the year umph)
hugh huh (twitch)

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Hello. Uhm, the internet on the Computer from the Black Lagoon (which hasn't been doing itself any favours -- optical. drive.) has been dead lately with some kind of random network connection issue. This went through "turn it off and back on again" and "check the cables" and "check the router" and "the router's working fine"... today for the zillionth time I did the "buzzy crams herself into small space with too many cables" thing again and it decided to actually connect.

Doubtless, this will baffle the sysadmin.

The sysadmin (I will admit) is my father but there are three Ethernet networked desktops, five portable devices (thankfully not on all at once) and a network printer and a network hdd (erratic and annoying).

Our house is made of cable spaghetti.
fraser: I want to break free

Quote Quota

You are only a bunch of molecules until you know who you are - Cary Grant


If that is not a guote for Poet, I don't know what is. Poet is much bundled with discovery of true selves.

Again, I fail to take my own advice.

Also bbd's new keyboard is evil without measure or equal and is to typing what terrible things are to everything else. Also it's too hard to remember metaphors when you are trying to avoid hitting the wrong ****ing keys and the handy pop-up that tells you that you have once again over-reached the shift key and turned on capslock is very vexing. The only thing worse for the hands is the evil mouse bundled with evil keyboard as it is even more evil and far too big for little hands, medium hands or even longish hands. I am not kidding. Clicking should not hurt. Pants.
hugh house

Little Black Box

My baby's sick.

I've told it if it gets better, I will love it, and pet it, and feed it chocolate.
(shadowkitty and tazzio realise where this is going and run for the hills)

So I'm having to use the BBD's computer.

So while I have a more useful keyboard, all my writing is on my little black box.

It needs to get better soon.

(If you want to know my anti-virus has got stuck updating and is eating 99% of the CPU capacity, and I wondered why it was so sluggish while I was doing my dissertation today)

Yeah, after much shouting and tears, b got on with the flipping dissertation of doom, typed up the audio notes I used to plan it, and bought new study books for it too.