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19 August 2005 @ 01:10 am
I just migrated from my old computer to a new one - and from Windows Me to Windows XP Home. Headache is not the word for what is going on behind my eyes right now. Really.

My stomach is still doing backflips cos I've been at this for 6 hours and I'm still not done. But I'm online and logged in and thank f*ck for that!

Oh, and I forgot to copy the email that was in my inboxes so I'm not ignoring you, honestly, if you emailed me in the last couple of days and I haven't got back to you. Oops.

This computer is LOUD! And that's without me actually having figured out how to get sound yet. Fans like a jet engine, I swear!
tabaqui: minkmittenstabaqui on August 19th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
*hug hug hug*
*pet pet pet*

Sorry i wasn't around earlier!!
Poor thing.
darkhavensdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)
I was totally freaked. I'd just managed to get online and nothing had been set up and I just needed to cling. And nobody was there!!!!!!

Ah, the sheer blinding terror. Not helped by the fact that there are two places to plug monitors in and I plugged in, booted up and... nothing. the monitor came on - it went off. I unplugged, cleaned, replugged. Nothing. Then I remembered the second socket and... *faints from relief*

But I am here. And with sound! And a TV picture but... no sound. Odd. And it can wait.

*glomps you again cos I'M HERE!*
tabaqui: bouncebyfanbottabaqui on August 19th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
Poor thing!
I couldn't do all that sort of thing by myself - i'd totally kill my 'puter.
So glad you're back!!

*pet pet pet pet pet pet pet pet pet pet*
darkhavens: smoochdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
I couldn't do all that sort of thing by myself - i'd totally kill my 'puter.

See? This is me! I kill stuff! But it's me or... no new stuff. Which is why I always panic and hyperventilate just adding new software and O.M.G! the amount of software i've had to add today has me trembling and praying every time I've had to reboot. I need a handy geek. I keep losing mine.

*quivers and sighs beneath the petting*

Thanks. :D
tabaqui: I<3nerdstabaqui on August 19th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
You do!
One that looks like William but sounds like Bill Gates.
darkhavensdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC)
That's my kinda geek! :D
your royal pie-ness: dork!XAnder (singingllama)entrenous88 on August 19th, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)

*clings to Pootie*
darkhavensdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
*clings and snuggles*

Terrifying stuff. And I could kick myself for leaving those emails on the dead vox in the corner. There was feedback in there! *sniffles*

On the other hand I managed to transfer my MS address book (with absolutely no help from MS - jackasses!) and Organiser files and browser stuff and figure out where to put them in the bajillion different identical folders that XP apparently needs to confuse me with.

And I have TV! Well, fuzzy pictures of the 4 channels I can get in this burg, but, even though I've got the computer sound working, there's no sound on the tv. It can wait. I have Atlantis eps to watch! :D
Kristin: Wesrabbit by Spuzztxrabbit on August 19th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)

You'll be alright love.

darkhavensdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)

I was scairt! But I'm here, and anything else is candy. :D
Kristin: brotherlylove by theladyfeylenetxrabbit on August 19th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
That's right, baby!!

And lookie what I got! *points at icon*
darkhavens: smoochdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
Heeee! Brotherly love indeed. :D

You do realis she's got her claws in now, right? Now she's got you twinned up, she'll start with the S/R and the H/D and she'll never ever stop. I just spent the better part of two years resisting the lure of Mulder/Krycek and now she's even worse with the Drarry!

Brace yourself... ;)
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: w; mmm [me]literati on August 19th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
Kristin: Spank Me by audiomicrowavetxrabbit on August 19th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
*licks you*

You. Are. Evil.
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hp; awww! [me]literati on August 19th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
thank you, I try :D

now where we're we...? Ahh, yes. H/D

Kristin: Xander by Literatitxrabbit on August 19th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
Kristin: Stick Spander by Synful Trixxtxrabbit on August 19th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
I know. I avoided Stargate because I don't really watch TV anymore, but I can't avoid HP. My kids watch the movies, I read the books, I fall asleep and dream of Fred/George sex when listening to the books on tape. This is bad. I've been avoiding it for so long, fighting it for all I'm worth...

I think I failed.

darkhavensdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
And I got into Stargate because I couldn't watch TV. LOL! And what am I doing now with my brand sqeaky new computer? I'm... watching Atlantis. Your girl will be so proud of herself for completely corrupting me. *g*

^^^pets you^^^

Being bi-fandom isn't as bad as I thought it would be now I know to channel the guilt into extra Spander. *g*
Kristin: Bitch by Darkhavenstxrabbit on August 19th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm going to have to channel like mad. Let's channel together!

Hey, did that sound kinky?

darkhavensdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
Hee! Kinky is what we do best. :)
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: j; kiss [me]literati on August 19th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)
::huggles Xy::

Have lots of fun smuttifying your new baby, love!

darkhavensdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
Thank you, pookie. *smooch*
pretties_4u: spike willowpretties_4u on August 19th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
There, there. *comforts you*

I know how miserable changing computers or reinstalling an OS can be. Often there are some losses, always there is the pesky business of setting back up the environment you're accustomed to.

Best of luck to you in your transition, and here's hoping (once it's been properly tamed!) you get much enjoyment from your new computer!


darkhavens: smoochdarkhavens on August 19th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
Thanks, darlin'. ^^^pets the pretty Xander^^^

This is the first time I've ever done this, and flying solo too! Absolutely terrified me. I think I'm going to have to set the old baby back up again with the old monitor and kb just to rescue the last few bits and pieces. I need those emails!

I don't think I'll ever get the environment back, but I'm sure I'll get used to the new way of things eventually.
Hopehopeowl on August 19th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
OMG you poor thing. I did this exact thing about a week ago, except I moved from Win 98 to XP home. I still don't know where half the crap I moved over actually WENT! :)
darkhavensdarkhavens on August 22nd, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
LOL! Well, I burned everything to disc so know where it all is, I just had to figure out where it all went. *g*

I get the feeling I'll be shuffling files for quite a while yet.
Rhonda: Smartass (dorky_duck)saifai on August 19th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yay for new computer! Many hugs for the hell of what you're going through. Hopefully you'll get in a nice break before you have to continue.

Fans like a jet engine are good. Means more time spent with the gay porn without overheating. *gr*
darkhavensdarkhavens on August 22nd, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
I finally figured out all my connections, I think. I now have picture *and* sound from my TV card so I finally have TV again after 4 barren months. And i'm wondering if there was always this much crap on and I just didn't notice. *g*

The slash was the first stuff put onto the new machine. My fic, then my folders of saved Spander and McShep, along with all the saved caps and piccies. Then the rest of the gay porn was added. *g*
slvrmoondragonslvrmoondragon on August 23rd, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
Oh bleh! I hate switching over stuff from comp to comp. Currently praying to the computer gods that I don't have to do THAT anytime soon!
darkhavensdarkhavens on August 23rd, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
This is my first time and I left so much behind. I'm gonna have to resetup the old one and do some more burning. *cries*
slvrmoondragonslvrmoondragon on September 5th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
Awwww poor thing *hugs*. I hate organizing stuff. in fact you remind me that it's been a REALLY long time since I've backed up and organized stuff in my My Documents folder or on my system. I should do it soon lest I lose everything *knocks on wood*