How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 pipTalk Lounge
 Technology Addiction
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Ron   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Technology Addiction

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Alicat
Member Elite
since 05-23-99
Posts 4277
Coastal Texas


0 posted 11-25-1999 11:03 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Well, this just sucks. I move all my things from Texas to Oregon, 2700 rough and winding miles, unpack my stuff in my apartment, get phone service, set up my computer, turn it on, test for dial tone, and what do I find?
Nada.
Zilch.
Nothing.
That dang blasted MWave modem/sound card is shot.
So, before I truly realized the problem, I tried re-installing software. Then I tried re-installing the hardware. And when all else failed, I tried re-formatting my harddrive, in the hopes, however slim, that the problem might be corrected. I was wrong. Very wrong. So wrong that not only did my system fail to initialize the sound/modem card, but in so doing I lost everything that I had on my drive. Songs that I had spent 6 months finding for WinAmp. Codecs. Patches. Upgrades. ICQ database. Everything.

Now, I do have a partial backup, but what is the point? No sound. No modem. I'm very thankful that Satiate allows me usage of her PC and internet connection, otherwise I would presently still be suffering withdrawal from email, PIP, and the ICQ chats I have with Satiate while she's at work.

Computers and components...talk about a love-hate relationship...

Alicat the disgruntled



Nicole
Senior Member
since 06-23-99
Posts 1896
Florida


1 posted 11-25-1999 11:56 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Just don't go downloading and installing a bunch of useless crap on my computer mister...or else there's one cat that's gonna be in some serious trouble.
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


2 posted 11-25-1999 12:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sorry you had so much trouble, Alicat. Thank God for Satiate, huh?!!

------------------
Denise

Nan
Administrator
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


3 posted 11-25-1999 10:52 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Don't be getting your bristles in a twitch, Persnatiatedkitty.......
Christopher
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 08-02-99
Posts 9130
Purgatorial Incarceration


4 posted 11-26-1999 04:13 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I empathize COMPLETELY!
I had a similar occurance myself recently!
(A hint: Get a CDR Drive and back EVERYTHING up! It will save scads of trouble!)
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


5 posted 11-26-1999 06:58 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

In between my commiserating with you on your troubles, I'll take time to wish you Welcome in your new home. Don't forget to take time to smell the roses.
Alicat
Member Elite
since 05-23-99
Posts 4277
Coastal Texas


6 posted 11-26-1999 12:33 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Satiate: No worries. We've already discussed this and I agree with you 100%. Your system; you choose what goes on it.

dsnyder: Yawp...thank God for Satiate...she is indeed heaven sent.

Nan: There were pretty durned ruffled, and make no mistake. But I've bathed since then and have done straightened out them thar bristles. My, but they do itch...

Christopher: I'll be sure to either do that or get a zip drive, along with scanner, when I same up enough to purchase a new system. The defunct one I currently have was put together in November, 1995. I'd say it was time it was put to pasture.

Sunshine: Thanky darlin! Don't worry...I smell the roses every time Satiate wanders by.

Alicat, loving the way Nan spelled persnickity
Jewl_24_1999
Member
since 10-24-1999
Posts 65
USA


7 posted 11-29-1999 09:39 PM       View Profile for Jewl_24_1999   Email Jewl_24_1999   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Jewl_24_1999

sigh, I know your pain, when my computer crashed I went out and bought another one..lol
 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> pipTalk Lounge >> Technology Addiction Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors