Category Archives: Technical Notes

Back from the dead yet again

Nope, kiddies, your Auntie Bina isn’t a zombie…yet. (She just feels like one. Braaaaaaains!)I’ve just had more computer issues–this time, actually, DSL line issues. Brand new wiring, brand new modem, yadda yadda yadda. Your patience appreciated, etc., etc., ad nauseam. … Continue reading

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Excuse me, Bill Clinton has an announcement he’d like to make…

Why yes, Mr. Ex-President, you CAN:and:Ahem. For those who are wondering what all the woot-wooting is about, take a look below this entry (and all the others). My in-frickin-GENIOUS best friend finally figured out what was wrong with the comment … Continue reading

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I’m back, sorta…

Well, here I am again. Same old crappy keyboard and sound card; same old crappy problems on my 15-inch PowerBook, in other words. The crappy repair shop couldn’t get new crappy parts to replace the old crappy parts, so I’m … Continue reading

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On vacation in an an undisclosed location

First…a little mood music, maestro…Ah. That’s nice. So, here’s the dish, kiddies…your aunt’s two babies, PowerBook 12 and PowerBook 15, are gonna be taking a little trip this aft. Never mind where, only keep in mind that when they come … Continue reading

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One more reason to despise Microsoft

…as if we all needed one. Microsoft, the informatic giant founded by Bill Gates, has decided suddenly to cancel its Messenger service to those countries against which the United States maintains a commercial embargo.Among those affected are Cuba, Iran and … Continue reading

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Rackafrackafrickafrack, Chapter 5: Hallefreakinlujah!

So my Time Capsule FINALLY arrived today. Turns out it wasn’t shipped from within Canada, or even within North America, but from Shanghai, China. No wonder it took a week to get to me. So much for the “made in … Continue reading

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Rackafrackafrickafrack, Chapter 4

The frustration continues.Yesterday I ordered a Time Capsule from Apple; I expect it will show up sometime tomorrow, probably around siesta time (knowing MY luck, which is invariably quirky). That’s not the source of my frustrations. This, this is the … Continue reading

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Rackafrackafrickafrack, Chapter 3

Well, my old computer is back home from the shop today…unfortunately, with a reinstalled operating system and NONE of my work saved. My novel draft is as good as gone, and if I want it back, I’ll probably have to … Continue reading

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Rackafrackafrickafrack, Chapter 2

Well, I brought the Big PowerBook to the repair shop in Peterborough today, and a few hours later got a call back from the nice tech-geeks there. Seems the hard drive is going bad, ergo the inability to boot. It … Continue reading

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Rackafrackafrickafrack

Hey, y’all. Just to let you know I haven’t dropped off the face of the Earth–no, worse. I’m experiencing Technical Difficulties again. My handy-dandy ol’ 15-inch PowerBook decided to go on the fritz a few days ago. I’ve just now … Continue reading

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