Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Because the computer is In The Shop, as we say here in Canada. Maybe they say it in the U.S. too, but it sounds English to me. I took it in to get a new cd-rom drive configured (I'd physically installed it, but the computer just wouldn't recognize it), and I was told it would take 36 hours. Five days later, I got it back, only to find that not only is the cd-rom drive still not functioning, somehow my dvd drive has also apparently disappeared from the list of hardware. So now I have nothing; oh, but the computer was cleaned, so the dust is gone. So back it goes today, and it better not take another 5 days to fix this. Meanwhile, I've had to resurrect our ancient Compaq, with Windows 98 on it, which leaves me able to read online but not much else. Hopefully this little contretemps will resolve itself soon.