Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Happy holidays to all!

finally cont'd
So before going home today Myself stops in to COMPUSA to get a different data transfer software, and Lo and Behold Myself notices the software I have is supposed to sell for $30 not the $70 that was paid, the $70 dollar version that Myself paid for but did not get, DOES allow me to pick and choose the files I want. Screw that. I get a different brand altogether. Now I know that I don't even need and software and its possible to transfer the files by setting up a direct link using shared files, and the built in network capabilities, but this seems easier. So Myself shells out another 70 bucks, and get out of there before I buy something else. (the Sim people and the Civilization III games were very tempting) I get home and fix the virus, (it was the Welchia, technically a worm). Not too nasty, but it chews up resources trying to find another PC to infect. No beer tonight, gotta get this thing done, (and done properly). Set up the two PC's with the trasnfer app, and off it goes 10 gigs of data will take six to seven hours. Wonderful. this will be done around two or three something in the morning. nothing to do but wait, guess I will have a beer or four.

Monday, December 22, 2003

Well Myself finally went and bought a new PC, finally replacing the old P1 Aptiva, (remember those?), with a P4 HP. Myself considered buying a Dell, but being out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the shipping would have added more a cost than going down to CompUSA and justbuying one, ergo thats what I endeavorad to do. So I traipse down there and find a good deal, $850 with a $250 rebate. After rebuking the salesboy's attempt to pay $200 for their service plan, which was a bit annoying, I get some PC relocation software to move data off the old girl, and Myself is out the door, not too painful. So I get home and hook up the new PC, works fine. ok so far so good. Install the firewall, the anti-virus. doing good no major problems. Now Myself needs to install the software to move off the old data. Except there is only one monitor, ok, do a little cable switching and install it. Switch monitors again and intsall on the new PC. Ready to go except the software wants to copy everything to the new PC, Myself want to copy only certain stuff, and this does not let me do that. Problemo. Damn software cost 72 bucks and its been opened. Gotta get a different mover. Now the new PC is telling me I got a virus. shit. 1:30 in the morning, gotta work tomorrow. Maybe Myself shouldn't have drank so much beer. Screw it leave it, go to bed, hope the boyfriend doesn't do any real damage and I will try to remove it after work. One interesting thing. I found a CD in the burner, not sure what its for. more to come on the new PC adventure...