febobe: (I'm Fine)
I'm mooching off a neighbour's wireless while we try desperately to find the document with the hex keys for my own secured router. . .but I just had to come say hi and let y'all know I made the drive back safely.

For those following my health, that's. . .ergh. Ended up cancelling all plans for today in favour of the TNT LOTR marathon in my nightie after last night saw a major increase in coughing and a temp spike to 102 with shaking chills (I didn't give it a chance to do more than that; I took some Advil then).

If this had been where I used to live, I'd have already been at the hospital last weekend (when my temp hit 102.9), but these rural hospitals will more likely kill you than not, in my experience, so no thank you.

Anyhow, keeping an appt with the nurse practitioner in the AM, so hopefully I'll have something to report after that, preferably good news about a stronger antibiotic or something.

Still in a lotta pain. Taking Advil instead of my stronger stuff, though, since it'll help keep the fever under control as well.

Anyway, getting online was fairly idiot-proof. I was pleased. :)

Love you folks.

PS - Anyone know any ways to get around that encryption key thing? I'm guessing not; that's the point of it, but. . .just asking.

-Febobe
febobe: (I'm Fine)
I'm mooching off a neighbour's wireless while we try desperately to find the document with the hex keys for my own secured router. . .but I just had to come say hi and let y'all know I made the drive back safely.

For those following my health, that's. . .ergh. Ended up cancelling all plans for today in favour of the TNT LOTR marathon in my nightie after last night saw a major increase in coughing and a temp spike to 102 with shaking chills (I didn't give it a chance to do more than that; I took some Advil then).

If this had been where I used to live, I'd have already been at the hospital last weekend (when my temp hit 102.9), but these rural hospitals will more likely kill you than not, in my experience, so no thank you.

Anyhow, keeping an appt with the nurse practitioner in the AM, so hopefully I'll have something to report after that, preferably good news about a stronger antibiotic or something.

Still in a lotta pain. Taking Advil instead of my stronger stuff, though, since it'll help keep the fever under control as well.

Anyway, getting online was fairly idiot-proof. I was pleased. :)

Love you folks.

PS - Anyone know any ways to get around that encryption key thing? I'm guessing not; that's the point of it, but. . .just asking.

-Febobe
febobe: (I'm Fine)
...is that Brian, the service tech, said it would cost $398 to get the work done. That's with fixing anything and everything that's wrong plus a three month hardware warranty. But still. . . . You can get a new one for around $600 or so baseline. . .maybe more, but depends on your bells and whistles. So we said we'd talk about it and call him back.

They offered the dv 6000 series, so I'm looking at that now.

Any advice, y'all? I have my stuff saved to flashdrive, so apart from the dread of having to set my wireless 'Net up on my own, I'm managing okee with the thought of a new laptop. . .although there is a pang in my heart over the thought that I finished writing my first novel on this one.

Thanks,
Febobe
febobe: (I'm Fine)
...is that Brian, the service tech, said it would cost $398 to get the work done. That's with fixing anything and everything that's wrong plus a three month hardware warranty. But still. . . . You can get a new one for around $600 or so baseline. . .maybe more, but depends on your bells and whistles. So we said we'd talk about it and call him back.

They offered the dv 6000 series, so I'm looking at that now.

Any advice, y'all? I have my stuff saved to flashdrive, so apart from the dread of having to set my wireless 'Net up on my own, I'm managing okee with the thought of a new laptop. . .although there is a pang in my heart over the thought that I finished writing my first novel on this one.

Thanks,
Febobe
febobe: (Cranky)
We have determined that the little pin inside the power outlet wiggles. So it's NOT stable any longer, meaning damage WAS done to the inner workings after all. Bad news.

Also, there is no one locally who knows what they're doing. . .the one guy we called told us a lie (claimed the motherboard must've gotten shorted out, which is clearly not true) and tried to gyp us into hiring him to get my stuff off it and sell the used computer to him for scrap parts. :P Jerk. :P Dad IS checking out one last place over about 30-45 mins away, but otherwise our only hope is a place back home which might be able to help.

Sigh.

In one bit of good news, however, I managed to drag all my stuff onto a single 2.0 gig flash drive this afternoon - pics, Ais docs, fanfic docs, and all. Haven't tested the results out yet, but everything appears to have "taken" properly. :) So that's REALLY good news. :D I feel infinitely better now.

Of course, that leaves me with barely half an hour to forty minutes of battery power remaining, but hey. It was worth every minute of it.

This means I can post fic as long as I'm at my parents' house, which will be for at least one more week. How soon I resume after that depends on how soon I get my computer back.

OK, Dad talked to the guy. He recommended calling HP directly, said they usually have a flat rate, like $200, to fix it. I like the sound of that, so I'm gonna get the number now so we can call. And now that my stuff's saved, I'm less terrified about my baby leaving my hands. . . .

Just an update,
Febobe
who is beginning to regret taking the monitor off her desktop at home and storing it upstairs!
febobe: (Cranky)
We have determined that the little pin inside the power outlet wiggles. So it's NOT stable any longer, meaning damage WAS done to the inner workings after all. Bad news.

Also, there is no one locally who knows what they're doing. . .the one guy we called told us a lie (claimed the motherboard must've gotten shorted out, which is clearly not true) and tried to gyp us into hiring him to get my stuff off it and sell the used computer to him for scrap parts. :P Jerk. :P Dad IS checking out one last place over about 30-45 mins away, but otherwise our only hope is a place back home which might be able to help.

Sigh.

In one bit of good news, however, I managed to drag all my stuff onto a single 2.0 gig flash drive this afternoon - pics, Ais docs, fanfic docs, and all. Haven't tested the results out yet, but everything appears to have "taken" properly. :) So that's REALLY good news. :D I feel infinitely better now.

Of course, that leaves me with barely half an hour to forty minutes of battery power remaining, but hey. It was worth every minute of it.

This means I can post fic as long as I'm at my parents' house, which will be for at least one more week. How soon I resume after that depends on how soon I get my computer back.

OK, Dad talked to the guy. He recommended calling HP directly, said they usually have a flat rate, like $200, to fix it. I like the sound of that, so I'm gonna get the number now so we can call. And now that my stuff's saved, I'm less terrified about my baby leaving my hands. . . .

Just an update,
Febobe
who is beginning to regret taking the monitor off her desktop at home and storing it upstairs!
febobe: (I'm Fine)
Hate to say it, but things aren't looking good on the laptop front. :(

It's looking increasingly like I may have to try and zap everything off to a flash drive, then get a new one. Oy vay. KILLS me.

*cries*

Some weeks, I swear. . . .

Stupid floor.

Stupid Febobe.

-Febobe :( :P
febobe: (I'm Fine)
Hate to say it, but things aren't looking good on the laptop front. :(

It's looking increasingly like I may have to try and zap everything off to a flash drive, then get a new one. Oy vay. KILLS me.

*cries*

Some weeks, I swear. . . .

Stupid floor.

Stupid Febobe.

-Febobe :( :P

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