My new computer is on the way. It was built today and is now being shipped to Australia from the US. I am so excited about this and it is great that Dell allows you to know just what is happening with your computer after you have ordered it. There is an estimated time of delivery of 28 May, but I feel that it may be here by Friday or Monday at the latest.
Archive for May, 2008
As I have ordered a new computer, I thought that I should ring my ISP AOL, to get a new start up disk so that my new computer will be able to access the internet as soon as it arrives. Good idea?! Well that was the plan. I rang Primus AOL on Thursday, only to discover that AOL Australia does nopt have a start up disk available for computers that use Windows Vista. HUH! 99.99% of all new computers use Vista and it has been out for over a year, yet Primus AOL users who want to upgrade to Vista cannot do so because Primus AOL does not support Vista. I now have to go to AOL’s US website to download the AOL program, but if there are any bugs with it I am basically stuffed. I have thought about getting a new ISP for a while, but did not want to have to go through all the hassle of changing my email address. I also have Primus as my telephone company, which means because my phone and internet are bundled together, I get cheaper phone calls. I am now looking for a new ISP because I am fed up with how much rubbish I have to go through.
Finally, after a month being computer-less, the long wait is almost over. We have just ordered a new computer from Dell, which will be in our living room in the next 7 – 10 days. All I have to do now is to contact AOL so that I can connect it up to our internet service. It will mean that I no longer have to use the computers at the City Library or at work to post stuff to this blog. Yah! Anyway, I need to finish this up. I have just one more minute until my time is up on the City Library computer.
Yesterday I woke to some very upsetting news. My friend for the last six years, Pablo, passed away. Pablo was my pet guinea pig and while he may just be a little animal, I loved him a lot. My partner Priscilla is absolutely devastated. She has been in tears ever since yesterday morning and she is not coping at all. She liked to turn to Pablo for company when I was away at work (I do shift work) and she feels extremely lonely now that he has gone. I don’t think that she has fully comprehended that he has truly gone away. She keeps telling me that he is never coming back and that she now has a void in her heart that she just cannot fill. It will take a long time for both of us to get over Pablo’s passing and that will will never here his little squeaks or see his happy face again. I think that I will miss him a lot, especially the times where I give him pats under his chin before I go to work.