Big Blue has been fixed!
has already heard all this, since I knew she might be home and rang her about 4 times with frustrated updates on the situation. Plus, I'm stalking her. Though not in a creepy jilted popidol way. Anyhoo...
So after getting home, and setting the computer back up (too many fucking cables! I shall dream of cables!), I discovered that poor 'puter wasn't working. I wondered what could be different at home, so I spent a while on the phone with their technician, then took computer and monitor back to them. And this place isn't just down the road. It's about a 35 minute drive. They spent a while fiddling, while I baked in the non-airconditioned, western facing, opendoored reception area. Then they demonstrated to me that it was working fine (and that the problem they think they might have found, would have also been related to the startup problem).
So I happily drove home (there was a really interesting guy on ABC radio, talking about the bible, and homosexuality, and bunch of other stuff. Like, why do gays bug the church so much, when there's a few things in the bible against it (and less when you look at a lot of them in context), when they don't protest the entire banking system, which is based on usury, a major major sin?) and set up the computer again (ok, so dad did a fair bit of the actual hooking and unhooking, but I helped), so more cables.
And it wasn't working again! Waaaaaaah!
So we knew there was a problem *here*, so we started unhooking peripherals. Speakers,no. Scanner (which we still haven't got properly installed), no. Zip drive, bing bing bing! The way the computer died when we uninstalled it was kind of a sign, and then once it was up again...perfectly fine video and graphics. No more jerkiness. Bliss!
But what they did was also probably useful. I'm gonna keep telling myself that so that the 4 hours I spent driving and over there weren't a *complete waste*.Wow, 148 journal entries, and I can still screw up lj tags