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I can haz internet!!! - athene
deinonychus_1
deinonychus_1
I can haz internet!!!
LJ!!!! TUMBLR!!! Assorted other things that I have been without for nearly a week!!!! *clings*

Okay, so basically, my laptop died last Sunday. I went out and bought a new one on Monday, but it's taken me until this evening to even get the new one out of the box (due to being ill on Tuesday, busy on Wednesday, and basically couldn't be bothered yesterday).

The bad news is my old one died rather suddenly and I may potentially have lost a lot of stuff (that'll teach me to backup more regularly). I still have some hope that it can either be repaired, or if not that PC World can do hard drive data transfer, but I'm not going to have time to take it to the shop until next week at this rate because I'm busy all weekend.

The new laptop is taking a bit of getting used to right now but I've only been on it for a couple of hours so I'm hoping I will get used to it soon. I'm still trying to get my head round the operating system -I've gone from Vista (yes, my old laptop was eight years old and running vista) to Windows 8, which is more than a little confusing.

I'm also still having issues with e-mail, so if anyone desperately needs to get in contact, if you know me well enough to have my number then txt may be the way forward. If not, lj message is your best bet (or, indeed, lj message for anything that isn't urgent, really).

On the plus side, once the initial panic passed, I was surprised to find that I found the week unexpectedly relaxing without having access to the internet. I got a load of reading done when I wasn't spending half the night refreshing tumblr every five minutes, and managed several pages of handwritten notes for what looks like it's going to be a long Atlantis fic. Once I've got Word and Office and everything installed I should probably start writing that. If I've got used to the feel of the new keyboard by then. Uuuugh, so much stuff to track down again and install. GIMP will need to be one of the ones I get to quite soon. And firefox, because I'd forgotten how annoying IE was.

Gah, this has not been a good week... :-( I could really have done without this.

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clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: July 24th, 2015 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back :-)
celeste9 From: celeste9 Date: July 24th, 2015 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Hope the new laptop won't be too traumatic. *g* The one good thing about my computer is that it's been dying a slow death, so while I barely use it now (once a week, generally) as it's so crummy I was at least able to move everything off of it without too much concern. Hope it all works out so you don't lose anything!
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: July 24th, 2015 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sorry about the computer, but at least you did get to have a relaxing and productive time anyway. I do hate that feeling of dread when the computer plays up...

When I got my latest computer, I asked a friend to put Vista on it for me because I hated Windows 8. (Vista was at least a step up for me, as I'd spent nearly ten years on Windows 2003 *G*)

Have a good weekend!

honor_reid From: honor_reid Date: July 25th, 2015 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to hear about your laptop! I am glad you were able to get some other stuff done while you waited. (And I totally understand about refreshing tumblr and how distracting that can be, I've had to restrict myself when I am writing otherwise I get nothing done!)

It is really awesome that you are back!
sallymn From: sallymn Date: July 26th, 2015 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Living without the web.... how DID we manage it back then???
fififolle From: fififolle Date: July 26th, 2015 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Goodness! What a week. Hope you didn't lose too much. *hurriedly does my backup now I've been reminded*
But yay new laptop! I guess. Still, not what anyone wants, usually.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: July 27th, 2015 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back! *g*
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