Wednesday, February 9

Thanks for bearing with me.

It could have been worse.
My laptop should be back from the shop tomorrow, provided I give them lots of money.  New hard drive, (I tell myself No, I am NOT buying yet another copy of Windows, I'm buying malaria nets via the Gates Foundation.), new copy of Photoshop (totally authorized and street legal!)*** and  guess what?  We recorded the podcast tonight and it sounded LIKE SHIT so we're re-doing it tomorrow night again for you the customer, AFTER I get a new microphone headset.

I must have had some power or magnetic surge because the headphone mic and hard drive appear to have blown out at the same time.

I really appreciate everyone who gave to my fundraiser.  It really cushioned the blow.  Thanks!!!

Podcast this weekend will TOTALLY be worth all of this BS,  I guarantee.

***Correction.  Photoshop Elements.  Regular Photoshop?  No, Adobe cannot have my house payment.


  1. Anonymous8:07 AM

    On ward techy soldiers!

  2. I'm so glad to hear this!! I'm hoping that after I get the bills paid, that I can add a little more stuffing to the 'cushion'.

  3. Buy yourself something like a Verbatim1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive for backups. Around $75ish dollars.

    You won't regret it.

  4. You shouldn't have to pay for a new copy of Windows Blue Gal.

    Most laptops have a COA sticker on the back with the 25-digit product key you need to install Windows - essentially the proof that you have a license. If you have that it's a simple matter to obtain the disc that installs the software. Lots of local computer stores will burn you one for a couple bucks - the guy near me wouldn't even take that when I needed one a while ago. Or you could just download an ISO image from any torrent site.

    It's not illegal. If your computer came with an OS installed, you OWN a license for that. The process is automated these days to the point that anybody who can cut and paste can do it.


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