My Sunday night revealed my not so scientific experiment that prosecco and a fancy HP slice desktop don’t combine to make a palatable cocktail. In fact – the prosecco destroys the computer within SECONDS, even if it’s less than an inch of spillage out of the top of your flute much like the photo (although it was my hand rather than a second glass it was chinking against!)
Anyway – the WONDERFUL IT support company we used managed to rescue the hard drive (the fizz had completely screwed the mother board but not got as far as the data) and transferred it all on to a new machine for me. Admittedly it isn’t now the fancy pants one you can charge your phone just by leaving it on the top of – but given my phone doesn’t have that functionality anyway, it doesn’t matter all that much. And most importantly, they sorted it out by close of play on Tuesday – which is excellent service.
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So I think everything is sorted, ok, the printer isn’t working yet, and I can’t access the work server, and I’ve lost half of my calendar appointments – but at least I can post on Facebook and Twitter and do the internet shopping.
However now comes the major stress – trying to remember all of the passwords to the websites that were just saved on my previous computer. There are various combinations of different people and places – and my husband helpfully asks why I don’t just have the same one for everything – but there are the ones you have to change regularly, the ones that specify certain numbers of upper case / lower case / special symbols, the ones that have to be a certain length, the ones that can’t be anything you use for anything else – it just goes on and on. I’m trying to ruin just the one evening by sorting as many as possible in one go and logging on to every website I ever use.
I will be the person rocking in the corner, nursing a drink, but keeping it well away from the computer….