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I'm Baaaaaaaaack!

For those of you who may have noticed some radio silence in this corner of the 'webz, my dearly beloved [Gritted teeth? What makes you think they're gritted? Flying spittle? Noooo! Silly! This is just...ummm...extra whipped cream. Yeah. Whipped cream. *Gives the Jack-O'Neill-tm-wide-eyed-look-of-Unconvincing-Innocence*] middle daughter managed to infect my computer with Antivirus System PRO, a virus that pretty much defines DO-NOT-WANT. She was *grrrrrrr* inclined to deny responsibility until history logs made our case for us irrefutably, and is now off-line, pending retraining. Not everything is up and running yet, but life here is slowly returning to normal.

Point is, I've been exiled for a while by this, so if you have anything you particularly want me to notice really soon, gimme a heads-up. Otherwise, I'll get there...um...Christmas is coming, isn't it?...eventually.

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not_a_zatarc
Dec. 9th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Well, glad you're more or less back, now! :)
thothmes
Dec. 14th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Turned out I was less back. But I'm back now (until we leave for Christmas down south at my mom's)! Let's just say that I'm awfully glad my daughter the desktop support professional, and her boyfriend the network/systems professional were in town for Wassail Weekend, or it could have taken a while. My husband's pretty good with computer issues, and I am untaught but great at figuring out runarounds that really work, but the home network vs. antivirus slugfest that started just after I posted that I was back took the pros some serious time and cussing to straighten out.

I'm gonna need the escape from the reality of how far behind I am in my Christmas preparations, so, yeah. Great to be back!
not_a_zatarc
Dec. 15th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Damn. Welcome back for real this time! :D
ziparumpazoo
Dec. 9th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
I don't know what is worse - viruses or teenagers with computers. Glad it's up and running again. :)

I have christmas cookie theater on my journal if you're needing a chuckle. :)
thothmes
Dec. 14th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
Viruses are worse. Teenagers (fortunately) do turn into adults if you are patient, maintain your sense of humor and wait them out. Viruses have no such redeeming virtues.

I'm looking forward to finding the time to chortle over Christmas cookie theater. Just the sort of escapism I need right now! (And I had actually noted it was there, but no sooner had I posted that I was back, than my home network and my antivirus program had a violent arguement that took two I.T. professionals (my visiting eldest daughter and her boyfriend) some time and cussing to work out. Thank goodness they were in town for the local tourist-attracting Wassail Weekend!
a_loquita
Dec. 10th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
I'm glad you are back and for the record, I did notice :) Now, Christmas shopping? The next frontier...
thothmes
Dec. 14th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's good to be back (the announcement that I was back was in fact a bit premature, since I was online for only a short time before our network tied itself in knots, and I was off for a while more). I was saved by the fact that my eldest daughter and her boyfriend, both I.T. professionals were visiting. Lucky me.

I am really looking forward to having an escape into fantasy-land from time to time, as the usual stress of getting ready for the holiday's builds to the annual crescendo.

But it is all worth it when we enjoy time with family and the joy and wonder in the faces of the small ones on The Day.

Eeek! SHOPPING?!!! You mean the elves won't do that for me this year? I was so sure that elf-help was a part of the whole economic stimulus package....
bluewillowtree
Dec. 10th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Eek! That doesn't sound like any fun, but I'm glad you're back.
thothmes
Dec. 14th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
[Using her best dark-and-forbidding Teal'c voice] It was NOT.

I'm glad to be back, especially since the day I posted this, there was a massive network failure that kept me offline for a further day or so. Thank goodness my daughter (a desktop support professional) and her boyfriend, also in I.T., were here to straighten it out. That is was fairly complicated and not just a "Whooops! Checked the wrong box on install!" sort of mistake is evidenced by how long it took the two of them to work it out. But as Han Solo said to the Imperial Guardsman: "We're all fine...here...now..." Unlike Han, I will not be blasting the keyboard. I somehow think it would just complicate matters.
bluewillowtree
Dec. 15th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, blasting the keyboard would just lead the appearance of pesky stormtroopers, and who has time for that this time of year?

You're very lucky to have IT folks in the family (I hope I will too someday, but since my youngest cousin just finished art school, it's not looking too likely). I'm glad they were around to help.
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