Tuesday, March 09, 2010

MY PRECIOUSSSSS ONE

Okay so it's goodbye to broadband and welcome back to pre-paid dial-up.

Thank you Technicalities service man who cleaned up the desktop which was overheavy with anti-virus programs fighting like gladiators at the arena. He also upped the memory to 1GB (it's old and only had 256MB) and got rid of a load of processing stuff going on behind the scenes.
He was here for over an hour and explained a lot of what was going on and it cost $253.00 The best thing was I didn't have to leave the house.

I didn't feel right about the Optusnet deal so I rang and cancelled that. Mother will have $30 on her phone for emergencies and I will ring her. She said to add up the mobile costs on my phone and take it out of her bank account if I'm stretched. Good idea.

She's feeling a lot better because they're trying out pain patches on her arms instead of slow release morphine pills. Only a few weeks to go before the diamond encrusted wheelchair arrives and I write the big cheque. She is dreaming of me being able to wheel her to Mentone, to shop and have coffee.

Her dream, my nightmare.

9 comments:

Andrew said...

It is amazing what a good clean up of a computer can do. I could have helped via email. I am not an expert but I know keeping minimal and stopping things self operating is very wise. Good work that you have more ram. Makes a difference.

Brian Hughes said...

"...it's goodbye to broadband and welcome back to pre-paid dial-up."

Try buying a dongle. It's hard to tell the difference.

wv=strap. No, seriously, it does. I'm starting to worry.

Jayne said...

Woot on the wheelchair, not-so-woot on the pushing of sid wheelchair.

WV = rednest.
The result of crossing J with a redback...? :P

Elisabeth said...

Your mother's dream, your nightmare. It sounds like the stuff of crossed generations. Good luck with the outcome.

River said...

I'm back on the dial-up too. My mobile broadband expired and I can't afford to buy more time on it right now so dialup it is. I'd like to do a little cleanup of programs that I don't use and probably never will, (you know the stuff that come pre-installed), but I'm afraid of accidentally deleting something essential (my K accidentally erased her cd-rom drive so can't use the cd/dvd player on her laptop),so I'm leaving it alone. I'd love to increase the memory though. Just so I could save more stuff, like music and movies. Can I do this myself (Andrew?) or do I need a tech?
Can we see pics of the diamond encrusted wheelchair when it arrives please?

River said...

P.S. I accidentally deleted my Power Point program, so everytime someone sends me a power point email I have to view it by sending it to my documents then right clicking to open it. I wanted to learn how to create Power Point presentations for myself, I got a book from the library which I thought looked easy enough, that's when I discovered I no longer had the program. I'd been deleting/uninstalling the games that came with the laptop because I suck at games and thought I'd free up space that way.

JahTeh said...

River, I got rid of Office works pro because I never used it. I had far too many anti-virus programmes so he left me with AVG for email and the windows firewall which he said was fine for where I browse.

Elisabeth, it wouldn't be bad except for the tin knees I have, no traction in them to stop a runaway wheelchair.

Jayne, it better be smooth on the wheels because I would like to be able to take her out and spend her money.

Fleetwood, there are a few bloggers here who'd like to be in the running to strap you. I'm all a tingle at the thought but I suppose I'll have to let HawtAndrew have first go.

Andrew, I thought the price was fair but it was amusing watching him go insane with dial-up speed when he's used to very fast broadband. He wasn't harsh on the eyes either.

R.H. said...

$253.00? What does he think he is, a plumber?

Middle Child said...

Computer hell is horrible...glad you have found the light...a good techie