Three days ago Microshit downloaded a bucket of updates which wiped out my connection to Optusnet and internet.
I rang this morning for troubleshooting at Optus and was told they'd confer with Micromoneymakers and find out what was wrong. Three hours later, no lunch and needing a pee, I was not a happy blogger.
The thought of having to go shopping for a fortnight's food, do the banking in the bank, post cheques and pay cash for the rates never mind not being able to ebay and buy books had me in meltdown.
Thank you Antikva for ringing and giving me the internet address for Optusnet because you know, no internet. And another thank you for giving me that tip about the phone which is another nightmare.
Want to get rid of something on the Home page, hold finger on object, wait for remove to pop up and press, this takes two fingers which I found out after 5 tries.
Anyway I ring Optusnet again with the press this number, press that number, blah blah and I get this sweet little bloke who was probably 10 years old. For a solid hour with narry an 'oh God' under his breath, he walked me through getting my internet connection back. He wasn't sure but he thinks the updates wiped out my administrator rights so the computer smart arse decided not to recognize me even though I was still using the same swear words I always use when talking to machines.
Then I managed to lose the entire Optus broadband button from the computer. My fault, I use the mouse with my left hand so I was getting the right and left clicks mixed up.
In the finish I managed to hand over complete control of this machine to Mr. Impeccable Manners and told him to take the $7.50 in my bank account as long as he fixed everything which he now has.
He told me I could get a technician to take me back to lovely old familiar XP but he's fixed 8.1 so it shouldn't give me anymore trouble. He said the problem is, 8.1 is very delicate and touchy, I told him to punch it into submission. I'm a nervous wreck about turning it off after I write this blog.
If you don't hear for another week, don't worry. I'll just be cranking up the old 32 bit horse and buggy and using that.
And no, I haven't managed to make a phone call yet but they called me. Wanted to know if I'd like to play a game, dicing with death they are.