For those of you who don't follow me on Twitter (Or haven't been doing so), the reason I haven't been blogging lately (Though I've been online via my Android) is because the HD in my laptop died & I had to buy a replacement. Due to the economy & my financial situation, this took quite a while. I first had to secure a new HD (That was Step One)
This was the EASY part (Thanks to Best Buy & Buy.com :) )
Step Two was FINDING SOMEONE TO STICK THE NEW HD IN & PUT WINDOWS ON IT. This proved to be EASIER SAID THAN DONE !!!!!
The first stop on my journey was to the nearby Office Depot (Which has the TechDepot service dept). They wanted $200 EVEN THOUGH I already bought the HD & all that was simply needed was someone to stick it in the laptop & put Windows on it. The guy gave me some lame ass excuse for justifying the expense about having to stick it in & then run diagnostics on it but I didn't buy it (At this point, I'm thinking What part of the word NEW does he not understand?)
My next stop was GeekSquad from the Best Buy store I got the new HD from in the first place. They told me they needed the recovery disk (Which I currently don't have though will order ASAP!). If I had that, they'd have been happy to do it. That made sense (Some places won't do such repairs without it. That's life)
At this point, I'm thinking if Big Business either can't or won't do it for some reason (Understandable or not), then I'll take my business where it will help BOOST THE ECONOMY !!!!! Hence my 3rd (And THANKFULLY final) stop - A little corner computer repair shop down the street from my QTH
While I was there, I asked them if they took in old computers & parts for recycling. They said yes. I told them I had a monitor from an old Desktop I used to have (The tower already went to another small computer shop a few weeks before but they couldn't take the monitor). They told me to bring the monitor in when I pick up my laptop. I did
Not only did I find a new computer hospital to take my computer to when it needs to be fixed I ALSO managed to get rid of my old, antiquated (Circa 2001) Desktop PC to boot. How 'bout Dem Apples ????? :D
As for being online only via my Android, well let's just say that MY FINGERS COULD NOT WAIT for me to get the laptop home & setup again (That meant THEM BEING RELIVED OF HAVING TO TYPE ON A STUPID KEYBOARD FROM A STUPID PHONE !!!!! ) It made ME happy camper too :D
Ever since then, I've been busy catching up on other things first.....
Well.....That's what I've been up to. What's been up with you guys & gals? :)
Cheers & 73 :D