27 Jan 2008 06:58 pm

Ozark Mountain High Tech

Did I happen to mention my initial goal for January – what I reckon some might call a New Year’s Resolution — has been to clean up this dump and get organized? Well, consider yourself informed.

Only trouble is, I actually started the clean up and reorganization back in November, so I guess it doesn’t precisely qualify as a New Year motivated event.

Phase One:

Jethro Bodine

Well, Billy Bob and I run network cables everywhere ‘cept the shed out back… and he’s been eyeballing that since Tuesday. Wireless would be nice, but too expensive and not really secure. (Can’t exactly have Jethro piggybackin’ my network whenever he was to take a notion.)

Relocated my cable modem and router. That’s right, we got high-speed Interweb right here in Ozark nigh on last year. Now if we could just manage indoor plumbing we’d be in some tall cotton.

Also installed a new printer that almost works. It prints okay, but it would be nice if it didn’t take ten minutes to work up the gumption. (Cousin Goober thinks it’s the USB driver … and he should know … bein’ he’s a handy fellow and all.)

laptop puppy

Phase Two:

Monday spent the whole day trying to repair The Lock-up King. (Yeah, we’re getting serious here.) Unfortunately, the repair failed three times in a row, so I finally abandoned that plan. The good news is we had adequate back-ups.

I managed to crank ‘er back to square one so we’re riding that mule on the original configuration. It only locks up several times a day now, instead of once or twice a week. (Did I mention it took THE WHOLE DAY?)

Anybody got a sledgehammer?

Phase Three:

Yesterday did a fresh install of Windows on the above mentioned joy-of-my-life, so that problem is solved. I hope. Not holding my breath.

Navy Girl

Unfortunately now I have to re-install all of the drivers, software, files, settings, address book, email messages … some folder Billy Bob calls “pitchers” he won’t let nobody look at … and get the whole thing set-up and organized.

Side note: It’s only locked up three times now trying to copy my files back onto the drive. Who says we’re not makin’ progress?

Billy Bob and Cousin Goober say to tell you all, “Hey.” And, if you don’t hear from one of us by Spring, don’t you pay it no mind. No need to be sendin’ in the Forest Rangers or nothin’. A sympathy card will do.

Cheers,
Dean

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Stolen Joke of the Day: “You might be a redneck if…

Your new TV is sittin’ on top of your old TV.”

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2 Responses to “Ozark Mountain High Tech”

  1. on 04 Feb 2008 at 4:34 pm 1.Mark said …

    Just discovered your blog today. I love the mix of comedy and common sense. Makes for very interesting reading. I chuckled all the way through this post. I can related to computer network problems. Good luck straightening everything out.

  2. on 05 Feb 2008 at 11:12 pm 2.Dean said …

    Hi Mark, Thanks for the feedback. I am slowly getting the bugs worked out.

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