Saturday, February 27, 2010

Update


Well, as you can see, we're back. It's been a week now with the IMac and I'm still feeling my way around. Special thanks to Bruce and Valerie for their support and tips.

As far as the ol' Batcomputer (as Ms. Lisa Mynx dubbed it), this next Thursday will see the fourth visit from the G##k Sq@&d. The last guy was good--real good--but hampered by the fact that the damn company sent the wrong type of motherboard entirely after sending a broken one the previous week!

The suggestion was made that they could write off my PC as being not cost effective to repair and simply get me a new, comparable one. I was, however, informed that the old hard drive could NOT be placed in the new machine (Don't ask me why).

At this point, having been informed in no uncertain terms that it was the motherboard that was the issue and not the hard drive, I simply refuse to give up hope that all of my files are still there just waiting to be accessed. If someone could ever actually hook up the thing correctly and tell me once and for all that they're dead, Jim, THEN I will accept that and move on but right now there's hope and I am NOT giving up that hope just because it makes it easier for the people who are supposed to fix it anyway!

Besides, the whole "not cost effective" part is because they keep sending defective or mismatched parts!!! This time every effort has been made to order the correct part. I'll believe it when I see it but...

Happy Birthday to Brittany Rose of BRITTANY ROSE AND ME. If you haven't been lately, check out last week's video of her graceful hat trick...well, at least the third time was graceful.

Art seen here is a piece I actually purchased last week from an artist you've never heard of named Leslie Hunter. She's self-taught, anime-influenced and proficient in pencil or digital media. She is also open to commissions. If anyone would like to see more of her art or purchase some, contact me at booksteve@aol.com.

3 comments:

Worf said...

Steve, if you can get your old hard drive out of the PC and into an external hard drive enclosure with a USB 2.0 connection, your iMac can read the drive and rescue your files easily.

Booksteve said...

So I've been told but if I mess with things myself they say it will invalidate my warranty. If they go another week without being able to do a darn thing with the PC, though, that's what I'm going to do anyway.
Thanks!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Here's hoping you can retrieve your work. I know the pain of losing things I cared about. BTW have you talked to Lisa lately?