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December 5th, 2006


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04:27 pm - Computer Safety Tip
If you buy a Gateway (or other brand) laptop, and it goes woogly on you, for God's sake do NOT just reformat and install Windows XP from a generic Windows XP disk on it.

Doing this will lose all the drivers for the laptop's networking, modem, sound, video, and potentially important motherboard drivers.

And it will end up making your sister spend about half of one of her vacation days trying to figure out which frigging laptop model you own, downloading drivers, burning them to CD, and installing them back on your laptop so it will work again.

This will make your sister testy even if you attempt to placate her by bringing her a quad-shot caramel Frappucino from Starbucks.

And when your sister fixes it and tells you to get all the Windows updates as SOON as you plug it in at home, DO IT.

If you do not, then you really haven't SEEN testy.

And your sister can probably garrote you with an ethernet cable.

You have been warned.

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From:passion_nymph
Date:December 6th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
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This does not surprise me that a family member of yours is capable of the garrote.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:December 6th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
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I do love me my quad-shot Frappucino, though, so I let the boy live.
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From:passion_nymph
Date:December 6th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
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OMG! THAT'S WHAT YOU SHOULD BE NEXT YEAR!

The computer technician with a caffeine addiction with a short fuse that's actually a pirate in disguise!

And you can carry around an ethernet cable and threaten to garrote those who clog up the system sending those email forwards!
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From:mrsveteran
Date:December 6th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
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...

"Spambo?"
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From:plklives
Date:December 6th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
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Is this hypethetical? I can't really tell. heeeee, I crack myself up.

Boy, that's gonna be fun, downloading all those windows updates. I hope he has a decent connection.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:December 6th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
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Totally hypothetical.

Possibly hypethetical as well, knowing me.
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From:plklives
Date:December 6th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
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Oh curse you and your fancy spelling!
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From:sushirob
Date:December 6th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
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Should i mention to the sister that most laptops made in the past couple years have backup partitions that can be used to copy a base install into the primary?
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From:mrsveteran
Date:December 6th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
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The sister checked. No such luck.
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From:photog42
Date:December 6th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
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I think the sister should have kept the laptop and told the brother that it was a lost cause, just to prevent further instances, mind you.
Or just claim mad cow and pass the buck.
That last one is also completely hypothetical.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:December 6th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Or just claim mad cow and pass the buck.

Or maybe claim the buck and pass the mad cow?
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From:teh_attack_owl
Date:December 6th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
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MOOO! MooooOOOOooOoOOoooO!
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From:siliconshaman
Date:December 6th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)
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Let me guess, your family treats you as free tech support too?

Now imagine that, times two, and throw in a cranky wireless network as the only means of connection.

You know, going to work as an offical help-desk might actually be more restful.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:December 6th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Heheh. Yeah, I've considered that myself along with "Sure, I'll help you out with that, no problem! My customary rate is eight thousand dollars."

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