Saturday, February 6th, 2016 §§ -4˚C / +25˚F with Very Bright Sun Shining @ 2:00 pm in Atlantic Canada §§ My Aunt Phyliss’s Birthday –
More later –
— It’s Later — ( We went out for brunch and to get a couple things, got back home after 6 pm.)
— Tried to pick up a replacement computer yesterday. Got one at the friendly neighbourhood upscale pawn shop / used stuff store. & I got a pretty good buy from somebody who knows what he’s doing. — $175.00 for a Refurbished computer that’s pretty much the same make & model as the one I bought in 2012 — Remember? When the world was supposed to end, I think – at least three times? And that computer, back in 2012, cost five times as much as this one.
— I got the computer home, put 10 more Gigs of RAM into it, plugged it in, turned it on — it fired up and smiled at me – and to make sure it worked okay for what I need it for (game design work) , I loaded a game onto it and played it, got frustrated with inconsistancies in that commercial game and gave up, quit the game, told the computer to shut down. But the computer told me, “You can’t tell me to shut down, I’m busy installing 220 updates and telling the NSA all about everything on this computer, where it is, who you are, where you are – what you dreamed about last night and all sorts of stuff that is none of their bleeping business. —
— And then, this morning, after snowblowing the driveway clear for the second time — I turned the computer back on and tried to bring the game up and it told me, “Access Denied” / “Please login with administrator privileges and try again.”
— Schnarr! —
— But anyway, stupid me, after trying to reinstall that stupid game half a dozen times this morning and early afternoon, I’m sitting her thinking I just might try again from a different angle here.
— What’s the definition of insanity? — But — But — I am not attempting to try the same thing over and over again with exactly the same procedure — each time I tried something different —
— AAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa —
— *** Update *** —
— System restore worked. For a few scary moments I thought the unwanted updates had installed Windows 10 on me — Micro-sh[censored]t is threatening to do that — Which would go along with Jesse Ventura’s warning through twitter a couple hours ago “Fascists have taken over your government -” —
— But the System Restore worked (after I told it not to go with its suggestion but to back up to yesterday before the bloody freakin updates hijacked the computer).
— And by the way, It’s not connected to the internet until I manage to make sure I can get legitimate updates and not the bull-chips.