|First post of 2013...
||[Jan. 14th, 2013|06:15 pm]
LiveJournal continues to morph and mutate in between each pair of times we post here, LairCronies. I can barely make sense of the formatting Anymore. Everything tech is changing rapidly these days. I'm still trying to recover my laptop's hard drive in Windows XP (where the hell can I get a Windows XP installation CD at the moment? And if I buy a brand-new machine with Windows 8, how will I upload the stuff I've saved on CDs in Windows XP onto the new hard drive?? Gah...).
I continue to be Frustrated at the idea that some things in life are "Meant to be" and other things are not; I may come up with an essay on this subject to post at the Home Lair. I still say, I don't want the Universe, or some Higher Power to plan and decide everything for me in advance without consulting me on the subject. I want to be a Successful touring folksinger, especially in collaboration with Various artists that I've been wanting to work with practically Forever. I'm not Open to just any old thing that has been "planned out for me" or is "meant to happen"; I'm NOT going to be a teacher, nurse, homecare worker, office assistant, or any other Meaningless, dead-end slog that my relatives keep urging on me. I want folk/Celtic/world music gigs, both indoors and out, as well as a support system for accomplishing all this stuff. And I MUST get my CD finished, dammit!!
I've got a small red lump on my lower left leg, which may be Phlebitis (a superficial blood clot). or simply edema. It's right above my sock line. I've only noticed it during the Past couple of days. It's a bit Swollen when I first get up in the morning; and the swelling goes down during the day, though it's still a bit Sore to the touch. Guess I'll have to get it checked out pretty Soon, if it doesn't go away on its own (several years Ago, something similar appeared below my right ear, though that's been Gone for a while).
Meanwhile, I'm sitting here writing from one of the computer's in my friend's (nearly-Moribund) travel agency, wondering if I'll ever have a working laptop Again, or ever play another Wildtangent hidden object game. I can't seem to get it through the thick skulls of Assorted customer service people at Various businesses that I simply can't afford a new bloody laptop, not on SSDI disability checks. I also would not qualify for Best Buy's financing program, since my credit score has been bloody-Awful for at least the past 10-15 years. Guess I really will have to run a Gofundme.com campaign to raise the Necessary funds for such expenditures very Soon, if I can attract enough attention to Said campaign, once I commence it...
*waves* Hello dear...
I must say I have to agree on the ever changing tech issue. I can hardly keep up myself.
I do hope you find a way to get you a newer laptop. I have 3 and out of those only one works :( and my old desk top had completely given up apparently.. it refuses to even turn on. I'm heart sick at what might have been lost completely on that hard drive.
It's nice seeing you... I'm only around sporadically these days... facebook has ate my soul. o.O
I wish you all the best dear!
(((big big hugs)))
Well, hello! It has been a while, hasn't it? Both Facebook AND Twitter are eating my brain and everything else...:/
My laptop was working fine until one late evening in August, when I turned it on, to be greeted by a black screen that said Windows would not turn on--in Safe Mode, or any other way. Best Buy techies call it a hard drive or OS issue (to convince me to buy a new laptop, which I can't afford right now); and an Office Depot techie diagnosed it as a loader (NTLDR) corruption, which could be fixable. I've got tons of important (to me) stuff on the hard drive. I've saved a good deal of it on backup CDs, but not everything. The idea that it may have been wiped out makes me quite ill. I'm now trying to see if I can download or purchase a Windows XP installation/recovery disk via Microsoft.com. Gah...the laptop itself is a 6-year-old HP Pavilion notebook, which probably says a lot about my economic conditions...LOL
Anyway, I hope to keep posting here more or less regularly, though I have no plans to get one of those paid accounts anytime soon...:)