Monday, September 8, 2008

Whew.....

I can't believe how fast time goes. Between working, family and computer problems, I have been neglectful in posting. Actually nothing really "newsy" has happened for me to write about. I guess that's a good thing.

Things are slowly getting back to normal in my household and stuff stays where I put it. School is back in session, traffic has increased by 1/3 and it takes longer to get anywhere.

The airline people are now sending "bills" to my address to two different names that are so outlandish they just HAVE to be fictitious. Since I've never flown in my life and never intend to....I can assume that these are in reference to the tickets some thief bought using my credit card number back in January. And here I thought that was all taken care of. I sent those back, "unk, return to sender, not at this address". Hopefully that will stop it.

My browser program, which I love (Flock), updated automatically and all my bookmarks disappeared. That made me write a burning email to tech support. I then used my back-up to find them all again and now everything is OK. A reminder to all of you. BACK UP your system or else your personal data can be lost....poof....gone forever. I have an external hard drive and clone my whole system on that. I can't tell you how many times its saved me, but even if its only once, its worth it.

I'll write more in a few days....after I win the lottery and go on my spending spree. HA.

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

Soon after I bought my external hard drive and backed up my computer, it crashed. I would have lost thousands of pictures and documents. It's invaluable to have one, as you know.

Happy day!

Gypsy said...

I must admit I never back up my hard drive. I guess I'm getting too reliant on those angels of mine and one of these days I'm going to run out of luck.

Good to see you back Val :)

Bear Naked said...

Thanks for the reminder.
I have been *meaning* to do it but always seem to forget.

Bear((( )))

Brad said...

The back up is a good reminder - I need to get an external drive and do just that.

You know, I haven't been on a plane since 9/11 ? I'm with you. I'll not fly until I have to. Why put up with all that hassle. Besides, I only want to go places I can take Bear.

Hope your having a good day!

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I don't back up but have an external hard drive for my pictures..

when you win the lottery will you please tell me how to do it the right way? :L)

elizabeth

simonsays said...

Computer problems make me crazy. Cranky, too.

Happy to hear that there is nothing "newsworthy" in your life right now, that is always a good thing.

Hugs, friend. :)

The Real Mother Hen said...

After winning the lottery, call us, we will spend the money for you :)

That's what friends are for :)

mama llama said...

Life does get busy, Val. Thank you for taking a moment to check in. I am writing less right now as well--the beginning of the school year has officially Kicked My Butt.

Be well, Val!

desert dirt diva said...

yep everything everone else said.....and yes i think i'll check out the hard drive thing..too!

Kelly Jene said...

I've lost my bookmarks before... yikes, that is seriously irritating.

Love ya!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Backing up your system is a really good idea. I've already lost things once when my old computer crashed. I have some things on discs, but I really need to do more. I'd cry if it happened again. Thanks Val....

Mary said...

Harry (hubby) says computer backups are the domain of the smart and safe.

I know you are so glad to have your home back. Keep the doors locked and chained. (I know, I know - I'm a mean old woman.)

We're home and in a day or two I'll have my normal groove back. Hugs to you.

Maria said...

I always buy lottery tickets and Bing gets so frustrated with me...but hey, a dollar for a dream is not that much.

ordinaryjanet said...

Backing up the hard drive is good advice that so many people don't pay attention to until their computers crash and they wish they'd taken the advice.