Saturday, September 12, 2009

Worms and Trojans

I haven't posted in almost a month. And it's the fault of technology. Truly.
See, a while ago, Casey was playing a Cars game on my computer. A children's game.

But, as happens from time to time, he either clicked something or a pop-up window appeared that he clicked. And shazam, my computer got infected. Despite the fact that I do have some sort of virus protection software. Or thought I did.

Anyway, my computer was running irritatingly sluggishly, so I mentioned my frustrations about 3 million times to Jason. Who finally pushed me aside to take a look (against my initial protests). Turned out there were something like 300 worms or trojan horses or some other such viruses on my computer.

So we wiped it. Wiped the hard drive, eliminated everything (thankfully I'd just recently backed up all my pictures onto CD) and reinstalled a newer operating system. But on the newer operating system, everything is GIANT. Even at its smallest resolution. And I have a very small screen. (Like 10" or 12" or something.) This made doing work on my laptop-- or doing anything-- a frustrating experience.

Add to that the fact that I couldn't find my power chargers for either of my point-and-shoot cameras and, well, forget it. It was just easier not to turn on the computer at all. Which is what's been going on. My nephews came for a visit last week and I don't have a single picture of it. (Thankfully, I was able to borrow Jason's camera to take some photos, and I do have a couple shots of Casey's first day of first grade in August.)

Well, this morning I found the charger. Sitting on the shelf-- literally in front of my face-- right where it's supposed to be. And then I mentioned the irritating resolution to Jason, who confirmed that I'd done nothing wrong. So now we're looking for updates so I can get the screen resolution smaller than 1024 x 728. (After all, what's the point of having laser eye surgery if you can't take full advantage of the 20-15 vision?)

So you can look forward to posts again (I know, you've all been just dying in anticipation of my posts!). In fact, today is Casey's first outdoor soccer game. And I'll be armed with a charged-up camera. . .

1 comment:

:::d::: said...

Good to hear that you'll be updating again! I'm looking forward to hearing about his first outdoor game. I hope Lola likes soccer, :)