wildestranger: (norrington)
Have been quiet recently, sorry about that. The reason is that my beloved laptop of three years is broken, again - not as drastically as before, but the trackpad has stopped working which means I have to use a mouse, which means I can't use the laptop sitting on my bed, which means that my knees have been fucked for the last week and that my online time has been very limited. Wah, life is hard. *whines*

On the other hand, Tom Hardy exists, and apparently likes to wrap a film by pulling his trousers down and getting paintballed in the arse. I've decided that he's a gift to fangirls from the universe - a gift that keeps on giving, so much omg - a sign, as it were, that we are doing good things in the world and should keep doing them. He is our reward. We must use him well.

Also I hear that delicious is being closed, which will have a devastating effect on our fannish infrastructure. Where will I find my porn now? Delicious has functioned like a shared reclist and I don't know what we'll do without it. Has anybody actually tried any of the alternatives?
wildestranger: (adam lambert smiley)
Hello friends,

I am returned from the Void, that is, the world without computers. My precious and I had a tearful reunion yesterday (the tears were mostly mine) and I welcomed her home with much cuddling and some presents. Apparently my precious wanted a snow leopard. Puzzling, I know, but there it is. Personally I am finding the snow leopard a bit too purple, but as long as the precious is happy, that's what matters.

For myself, I got a kingbingo card.:D
I'm thinking Merlin for the tentacles - it seems to sort of call out for that, doesn't it? - but for the rest, who knows. I might even try some Johnny Weir or Adam Lambert stuff, or possibly Johnny Weir/Adam Lambert stuff, if I can get over my fear of American accents. Thoughts? Suggestions? Pornish suggestions?
wildestranger: (adam lambert fuck yeah)
Hello friends,

I am returned from the Void, that is, the world without computers. My precious and I had a tearful reunion yesterday (the tears were mostly mine) and I welcomed her home with much cuddling and some presents. Apparently my precious wanted a snow leopard. Puzzling, I know, but there it is. Personally I am finding the snow leopard a bit too purple, but as long as the precious is happy, that's what matters.

For myself, I got a kingbingo card.:D Read more... )

I'm thinking Merlin for the tentacles - it seems to sort of call out for that, doesn't it? - but for the rest, who knows. I might even try some Johnny Weir or Adam Lambert stuff, or possibly Johnny Weir/Adam Lambert stuff, if I can get over my fear of American accents. Thoughts? Suggestions? Pornish suggestions?
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My Macbook, which I shall be getting back from the repair people at the end of this week, uses Tiger as its operating system. I have been advised to upgrade to the most recent one, the Snow Leopard, which I am happy to do. I am unsure, however, whether I can just buy the Snow Leopard programme and install it when I don't have the intermediate one, Leopard. Anybody knowledgeable about such things? I would like to buy the program off Amazon before I get the computer back as it's a lot cheaper.

Also, I can use Open Office to open and write on Microsoft Word programmes, correct?
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Last night my laptop stopped working. There was a grey screen of death and some very disturbing clacking noises. Today I took it to the Mac shop and the nice young man told me that it was the hard disk, and they could fix it for me in two weeks. I've had my precious for about two and a half years, so it wasn't under warranty, but luckily I'd bought a three-year care package with it so it will all be fixed for free. Unfortunately, this means I will probably lose a number of unfinished documents, including all my help_haiti fics, and will have to buy a new Word for Macs when I get it back. And probably Snow Leopard. So there goes my tattoo fund.

In other news, my hands are fucked, my knees are fucked, and I've got 100 essays/exams to mark in the next few weeks. Which will be hard without my home computer, and the uni computers seem calibrated to pain my joints in every possible way. So I won't be spending much time online for the newt two weeks, but will be checking my email so if there's something I should know, feel free to poke at me.

Two weeks without internet AND without a computer. What am I going to do with my life?
wildestranger: (gerard way dance/mercurybard)
I can haz a laptop! *cuddles it ferociously* It has a new hard disk and they were able to recover most of my files (All, in fact, except for all the files on my thesis. Let me tell you how happy I am that this didn't happen three weeks ago.).

So, what have I missed? Did the internet explode? Did fandom get wanked? Has Pete Wentz/Ryan Ross/Gerard Way done something exciting and outrageous? Is there porn? Please lead me to the porn, people. I have been deprived.
wildestranger: (fob pete nose/besticonaround)
i. My hard drive is fucked, but the nice people at the Mac centre tell me that it's easy to fix and falls under my warranty, so hopefully, I shall soon hold My Precious un my arms again(Yes, that is the name of my laptop, like you don't think of yours on similar terms).

ii. Fall Out Boy is playing UK tours, apparently - are they worth seeing live? I tend to cringe any time Pete opens his mouth (it's the I'm So Bad At Acting I Can't Play Myself -thing), but on the other hand, Patrick. *ponders* I'm thinking the London gig, possibly.

iii. I have realised that without my laptop, there is no reason to get out of bed in the morning. *sadpouts*
wildestranger: (brendon urie pout/bornrestless)
In the past month, my computer (Macbook 2007) has been making sharp buzzing noises. Today, it's been beeping, sort of chimes with a click in the end. I find this most distressing. I've been looking up the apple website but it's not been very useful, so I figured I'd ask you lot - has anyone else had similar problems? Know someone who has? Do you know of a good troubleshooting website?

*wibbles*
wildestranger: (apple_pi/be evil)
More silly questions.

How do I burn a cd? My previous laptops have been too old and decrepit to handle such exciting things, but the nice young gentleman at the shop assured me that my new one would burn not only cds, but also dvds.

But how does one go about doing that? I was hoping the macbook would come with much more instructions...

ETA: It just imported a cd in about two minutes. I am...I am unaccustomed to such speed. *loves new laptop*
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I can has a new laptop!

I also have more stupid questions. :)

Is there a way to move applications and such from my old laptop to a new one? Can this be done through an external hard drive? What about all my music in my old iTunes - do I need to import the cds again or is there another way ?

My new laptop is lovely but very small, and I keep squinting at the Safari text. I wonder if there's a way to make it bigger. *ponders*
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This is probably a really stupid question, but does the MacBook come with a version of Microsoft Word, or do I need to buy a thingy? Cause all my computers have been second-hand and have come already equipped with this, and I'm confused by the Apple website.

Also, the guy at the shop is very keen to sell me a three-year warranty for £ 150, which I appreciate is probably not necessary, but might be worth it for my peace of mind. Also, I really wouldn't be able to afford to fix it if something went wrong. How likely is this?
wildestranger: (Apple_pi/jobs)
I was going to remain in hiding for a few more days, and only come back once I have completed my essay on the history of pornography and why we are all part of a Glorious Tradition that has, ever since its inception, been beset with threats of banning both texts and images and surrounded by anxiety over readership (since women and children should not be exposed to such things - it is the reserve of gentlemen), but in the mean time I find myself in need of your help.

My beloved laptop is in the process of dying, and I need to acquire a new one. This is the one I'm thinking about. Does anyone have experience of it, or of others of its kind? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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