An Apology For My Recent Absence...And A Rant genre: Indie-Script

Software Nightmares

My apologies for my extended absence. I wish I could report that I took off to distant parts on a whim with a newfound friend...but...alas...all I can report is that I have just spent the better part of three days (and I am talking about 18 hours per) backing up and reinstalling my operating system on the PC from hell (or should I say Dell?).

The good news is...not to be found. After my three day brain drain, it now appears that the system will have to be removed and installed a second time. Suffice it to say that at the moment I'm in favor of the President bombing another country...however it isn't is India.

OK, I know that is unfair, but no doubt in my weakened state I think I'm entitled to lash out...and right now it's at the technical support people for Dell, Microsoft, and Symantec in India who are currently the bane of my existence. Just once it would be nice for George Bush's insane foreign policy to match up with my own maniacal thoughts.

Anyway, it looks like I'll be playing with my distant friends again tomorrow afternoon as we give it another go. Frankly, I'm not even sure why I've agreed to try this again but it's one of those instances where blind stubbornness has defeated practicality...or one might even conclude I'm a closet masochist who has suddenly found his way out of the closet.

I've been told that if Dell can't make it work this time, they will look at a replacement. At the moment, I'm telling myself that would justify my time and effort. I'm trying to avoid the fact that I may just be substituting one headache with another.

I'll close with one final thought...Macintosh rules!

Tagged as: Computers, Dell, Macintosh, Microsoft, Software, Symantec, Technology

Daniel DiRito | October 25, 2007 | 12:44 AM
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1 On October 25, 2007 at 9:21 AM, Ben In Oakland wrote —

Daniel-- I wouldn't waste any more time. computers are like relationships--they are supposed to work and to make your life better. netiher seems to be the case here. tell dell tthat you just don't have time to waste, and need a new compuiter. no othero ption is acceptable/ If they won't do that, they can have your ocmputer back and you can get another one. Bulldogging it through is not a great idea.

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