Believe it or not, I have spent the past week bringing my dead computer back from the grave. With the help of a computer guru whom I jokingly call Dr, Frankenstein (who happens to be in Portugal right now) I learned how to open up the case and vaccuum out the 23 tons of cat hair and cracker crumbs from the innards which solved the crashes caused by a "thermal event" instantly. Then we proceeded to wipe the thing clean of programs, files, cookies and everything else and reinstall the XP op system and the programs I really need and use. I spent the week with my phone glued to my ear while he operated in a program that hooked his computer to mine and let him have his way with her while I clicked, when prompted, on stuff here and there ........ and ran back and forth between the desktop and my laptop while we created a network. Oy, am I tired ! He did all the work, but I suffered the anxiety. However, I now have a sweet well functioning computer again and no longer have to wait 12 minutes for it to paint a screen, not to mention make its way through 15 other programs before getting to the one I asked for to begin with. At my age, I don't have the time for that sort of nonsense.
My mind is totally boggled at what David and I were able to do using rather ordinary current technology. Just watching him maneuver his pointer around my screen and tell my machine what he wanted it to do made me dizzy with wonder. And the fact that his telephone voice in my ear arrived strong and clear from the Algarve in Portugal as though it were a block away on Laurel Canyon Blvd is equally amazing. I am not totally convinced that the progress the human race has made in the area of technology is really such a good thing, but it sure as hell is mighty convenient. What a pity we have been unable to improve ourselves equally in the areas of character, compassion and civilized behavior.....
Incidentally, I am so impressed with what David, my guru, has done for me that I want to give him a plug. Here are the details on how you might contact him should you need help.....I consider him a magician and not only talented but more than fair and even generous with his abilities and services. You can consult him via phone or email and discuss your problem without charge. He will quote a price for his services to solve your problems and then you can decide whether you want to continue or not.
Patient Computer Tutor
Phone: 1 (818) 627-1787 (US)
Europe (+351) 961 099 685
He is a sweet, super-bright, darling man and, by God is he ever PATIENT !!!!