Showing posts from September 8, 2010

Various Things

My computer is slowly dying.  I was trying to remember exactly when we got this thing - it's either 11 or 12 years old.  It has had constant, daily use for all of that time.  I have done several hardware upgrades to it.  The original cd's with the drivers and such that came with it were stolen several years ago now and everytime I have to reinstall windows, I have to go to Dell's site, find the drivers and reinstall them.

But it is getting harder.  There are several issues with Dell's drivers and Microsoft in attempting to reinstall the drivers.  I have heard I can ask Dell to send me the original drivers on CD's and I may just try that, but, it is so old I don't wonder if they'll tell me to - go blow.

I have had recurrent problems on this machine today to the point I reformatted the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP AGAIN, after just having had done that a few days ago.

I simply don't have the money to go buy a new computer.  My patience is wearing …



I woke up last night to go to the bathroom and heard the washing machine running at 2:00 am. The really-behind-in-rent woman returned. I had hoped that she would have left some money out as she "normally" does, she did not. I left her a rather blunt notice this morning: Pay up or vacate the premises, immediately.

I am tending to get a bit crankier and short with people whose last priority is having a roof over there head, as evidenced by their lack of paying any rent and yet going out of town with friends or boyfriends/whatever all over the place. I was going to give her the 5-day notice yesterday, but my bad, I forgot to take it home with me from work.

That WON'T be happening today. I no longer tolerate people just dragging it out for over a month or even longer while I sit there and watch them consume electricity, water and use of my room for - nothing.

My 2 cents on border security. If WHATEVER administration that is in control wanted to, the border could b…