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Alright, you can stop now. - Walking on the Edge
I don't really have a plan...
Alright, you can stop now.
I've had just about enough of this "let's see what else Emily can handle" nonsense.

As of Friday, my internet is dead, and not only that, but apparently my IP address has disappeared from this Earth - which means, according to Dell, that I have to reformat my WHOLE COMPUTER. Gah. So I've been on the phone with everyone under the sun, and went off to the store for an external back-up drive, and now I'm at my sister's in MD trying to catch up on the 200 new emails in my box (and I haven't even CHECKED Gmail yet) before I tackle The Great Computer Overhaul.

Not to mention I am still sad about Rogue and haven't even had a chance to clean the cage, and the laundry is overflowing, and I might have more friends coming, and I'm behind on everything, and...gaaaaahhhh.

On the other hand, it was lovely to see Deirdre on Saturday, and I got to see Aunt Juli and Michelle and Joe for lunch, and it was Jeff's and Michelle's birthdays and we had a nice cake for Jeff, and little Ben is still completely adorable.

But still. Please, 2009. I do not want any more of this ridiculousness. Only good things from here on out, you hear me???

P.S. Thanks to everyone who congratulated me on being Auntie Em or expressed their sadness about Rogue. Sorry I'm way behind on replying.

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zortrana From: zortrana Date: March 24th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC) (current file)
Hang in there & just do one thing at a time!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 24th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC) (current file)
Am trying this philosophy!!
particle_person From: particle_person Date: March 24th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC) (current file)
Aww. Did you get a second opinion on reformatting the hard drive? Because that sounds a little off to me, like the support person doesn't really know what they're talking about, so instead of telling you how to fix the problem, they want you to start from scratch.
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: March 24th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC) (current file)
Second opinion on reformatting seconded. That doesn't sound right AT ALL. I would be speaking to my ISP if I were you.

And though from time to time a good backup and clean-out can do your computer some good, making sure all the right drivers are installed can be a PITA. Mine's an HP, and I found out that some of the video drivers from HP's own website were suboptimal - the guy who did the overhaul (my HDD was dead) had to go looking on the chipset vendor's website for the right ones!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 24th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC) (current file)
Well, I talked to Comcast, Microsoft, and Dell, and the final analysis was that. But maybe you all have a clue how I could fix it otherwise? The problem appears to be that when I run "cmd" and type in "ipconfig" it doesn't provide any IP address at all - so my computer is not finding it. But the wireless router is on, and seems to work, and it says it's connected on the computer but won't open the internet...

I have a Comcast guy coming tomorrow, but if he can't fix it, I am not sure if I should reformat or what. Hrm.
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: March 24th, 2009 11:02 am (UTC) (current file)
Consider issues between router and server. Does the telephone still work, if there is one? (I know some people use mobiles exclusively and just have a line for the modem.) That happened to me twice a couple of years ago, and the phone company had to come and fix things that were their problem.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 25th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, I tried EVERYthing. I got the Comcast guy to come before I took the big step of wiping everything, but no one could get it to work. Now, I'm back to landline internet and he's going to fix the wireless tomorrow. I hope!
ashcomp From: ashcomp Date: March 24th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC) (current file)
What he (?) said!
cleolinda From: cleolinda Date: March 24th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC) (current file)
Oh God. Certainly take your time getting back to me on anything, that's for sure--sounds like you've got some fires over there to put out.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 25th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC) (current file)
:) Thanks. The way I see it, things can only get better. After all - lost my job, my boyfriend, my pet, and my old computer junk in the last 5 months - so pretty much nothing left to lose now! And as my friend Kelly says - if I get a fantastic job offer or something, I'll be a lot more free to take it now. *sigh*

The computer is limping back to life, and tomorrow apparently they're going to fix my wireless, so that's promising. *crosses fingers* Now I just have to magically pay the bills while I continue to look for work! Heh. :)
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