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AAAAAAAAA!!!!!! Or, the last 90 minutes of my life. 
19th-Oct-2007 11:35 pm

So I decided to install AIM on my nice, shiny, new, green laptop so that I could chat with people who were online.  And I downloaded it, and I installed it.  And within moments of finishing the install, I realized 3 things:

Winamp was no longer functioning.

Google Desktop was no longer functioning.

And my wireless card was no longer functioning.  And I don't mean, "no networks have been detected" non-functioning.  I mean, "server error malfunction" non-functioning.  "You might as well not even have a wireless card" non-functioning.

So, tomorrow morning, I will be taking the laptop over to Micro Center and asking them to figure out what the fuck AIM has done to it.  And hopefully it will be something very very simple, because I've already become accustomed to being able to sit downstairs or on the porch with the laptop instead of being tethered to this computer in the bedroom.  And also because I've already spent a ludicious amount of money on this laptop.  And you know what?  Never once in my life have I had a single program install fuck up any piece of equipment this way.  That just makes the situation EVEN MORE FUN.

Also?  We are going out for a birthday celebration tomorrow for myself and another friend, and I was just asked to drive.  ME.  DRIVE.  TO MY OWN BIRTHDAY PARTY.  WHICH MEANS I WILL HAVE TO REMAIN SOBER.  ONCE AGAIN.  WTF, PEOPLE???  HUH???  I'm buying a damn Mini Cooper next year. I don't care if I can't afford it, I'm tired of everyone saying, "But yooooour car has the biiiiiigest back seat!"

Please excuse my ranting.  There's no one around whose head I can cut open for stress relief.

20th-Oct-2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
I have a 20-foot cable cord attached to my laptop so I can wander around my apartment with it.

Yeah, I have cable internet and the modem is upstairs. But the city has contracted with a company to put wireless service over the entire city, which should be coming to my neighborhood any time. That was another reason for getting the wireless-ready laptop: I'll just have to pay $20 a month for the city service and will be able to access it anywhere in the city, not just from the living room. Assuming I don't kill the computer before then.
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