06 Feb 2008 05:20 pm

Trash Day in Ozark

This just in…

A recent study out of Japan shows that men have a higher level of brain activity than women.

What the report failed to explain is that men are thinking about doing something stupid.

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On another note…

Today’s trash day here in Ozark and I’m seriously thinking about hauling these computers out to the curb.

Spent yesterday trying to fix another network-related problem. One I’ve been putting up with for months. Should’ve just left it alone because I ended up wasting the whole day (that’s right, the whole day…. again.) working on this problem and it’s not fixed.

Didn’t even put a dent in it.

Started about 8:00 am in the morning and kept hammering on it until about 11:00 pm when I finally gave up and went to bed.

I won’t bore you with the play-by-play, but it has to do with file sharing. I thought the problem would go away once I rebuilt “The Lock-up King,” but its problems apparently had nothing to do with this problem.

For what it’s worth, the entire network checks out perfectly with every diagnostic tool I’ve tried. It’s set-up by the book. I’ve even searched the Internet for anything that might shed some light on this dilemma, but came up empty handed.

I’ve checked and double-checked everything, reloaded all the software and run the Network Set-up Wizard on each machine but some of them still refuse to play nice with the others.

I know it’s going to turn out to be something simple, but in the mean time, it’s not helping my usual sunny disposition.

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Good new is…

1) The computer I’ve dubbed “Lock-up King,” isn’t locking up anymore.

2) All my important files have been transferred onto the rebuilt machine.

3) My new printer works fine after moving it to a different computer. (No more 10-minute delays.)

4) I’ve managed to persuade Billy Bob that the doghouse doesn’t need high-speed Internet. (Fang’s been getting by just fine with dial-up. Why spoil the mutt?)

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Anyway, I think I’m going to suspend “Operation Computer Mania” for the time being and try to get back to working on other projects and improvements. Everything isn’t quite up to snuff yet, but I don’t think I can take much more of this fun and excitement.

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On a side-note: Billy Bob and Cousin Goober are available for “fixin’ n ‘justin’” your computer problems. Just call BR549 or see their website at www (dot) its.busted (dot) com.

Later,
Dean

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3 Responses to “Trash Day in Ozark”

  1. on 08 Feb 2008 at 7:29 pm 1.S E E Quine said …

    ` Too much brain activity = this is why I take Ritalin!

  2. on 08 Feb 2008 at 11:48 pm 2.Dean said …

    Too little brain activity = me thinking I can fix computers. 🙂

  3. on 26 Apr 2008 at 11:41 pm 3.Bill said …

    Dean did you get your network problem solved?
    It not shoot me an email,thats what I do for a living and would be glad to offer some ideas.

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