Posts Tagged ‘dial-up’

"Can I just ask you one question?"

Didn’t really give me a choice there did you?

Seriously though, the amount of times I’m out having a quiet, relaxing pint, when I’ll catch the eye of someone across the bar. My thought process goes a little like this:

“Fucksocks…is he coming over? bollocks, he is.”

And then I get the “You fixed my computer 3 years ago…”

I usually follow this with “And many, many others since then…” to no avail.

Now anyone reading this who has fixed a few computers will be nodding in agreement here, but these people assume that because you installed a stick of RAM for them 3 years ago, you automatically know every detail about their system with out looking at it again.

A friend has a problem with his computer – from what I’ve learnt, it freezes during POST. I reassured him that it’s most likely not terminal and worse case, I can retrieve the data from the drive, wipe it and put on a fresh genuine copy *cough* of Windows, then put his data back on.

He was particularly concerned with a game he plays.

“It took so long to download the game.” he said sadly.

“But you were on a dial-up connection right?” says I.

After explaining what a dial-up connection was (is this what an embolism feels like?), then explaining the difference between that speed and current broadband/cable speeds I lost the will to live assured him he’d be up and running with his game within a day or two of getting the computer to me.

I love computers, and still get a buzz from making them run faster and better than before, but people! sometimes I need some quiet, peaceful time without being hounded for my skills.

Anyway, it’s Friday – the weekend cometh…

Been a while

Not been blogging too much recently – 2 reasons: I’ve not been up to much different (work, beer, Harriett), and I have no internet connection at home right now.

I will be getting back online at home – it’s just not a priority right now, I have other things to sort out first…and to be honest, I’m not really missing it – I can check emails at work and if the worst comes to the worst, I can always use a dialup connection (remember those?) on my laptop, or hitchhike on an unsecured wifi connection.

My birthday on Sunday – I’ll be a whole 39 years old 😯 wonder what the next year will bring…

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