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Monday, July 06, 2009

Breaking Up A Long-term Relationship

It's been nothing but puter headaches the last couple of days, so pardon my lack of posts. When battling Bill Gates and his minions, my mind tend to become zombiefied and unable to create interesting dialogue. Unless you think screeching as a form of creative communication ;-P.

In short, my Outlook Express that handled all my different mail started to hang in the middle of downloading EVERY time. After ten years of being an experienced OE user, and in spite of many blips and flups, I still was someone who could deftly move her DBX files (ten years of DBX files, mind you) from one puter to the next, BUT after ten years, Bill Gates has decided that that kind of simple happiness couldn't be allowed. No one should be so damn comfy handling their emails.

Anyway, usually, OE just updates with the new IE. They go hand-in-hand like bread and butter. Suddenly, without telling anyone, IE7 does NOT upgrade OE6, so if you have IE7, which I have, you're f**ked if your OE starts to go wonky. There is, in fact, no solution, not unless you're willing to reset your computer back to Day One Factory Settings and who has the CDs these days? Or the time? Gah.

So, the last few days, all my mail were scattered in different servers, waiting to be downloaded and OE was freezing my system while I fought the demons to wrestle back control of my e-life.

Jaysus.

I'm a creature of familiarity. I like things the same boring way because I'm too lazy to take the time to fiddle with settings. It takes a lot to move the mountain Gennita's Unwilling Butt. I hate web mail. Okay, not hate...I just don't enjoy the experience and opening my email at the servers was making me cry.

Finally, one website saved me from Bill Gates' insidious evilness. The dude understood people like me, the unwilling ones, those who would waste all that time f**king with Microsoft Help and Other Horrible Solutions of Time Wasting Registry Key Changing. He said the magic words: "A program that looks and works like Outlook Express, only with a different name." Those magic words even came with a link.

Oh yeah, I clicked on the link and, lo and behold.

Goodbye Bill Gates and thy Hanging Anti-Social Outlook That Isn't So Express Anymore, and hello, Dear Darling Mozilla Thunderbird. My new boytoy has a sexier name too. Let's hope I can keep you for another ten years before you hear me screeching.

Tomorrow, ten years of emails transferred in new folders. Yeeha. Sometimes I wonder why the incessant need to keep these correspondences. Who's going to read them?! But DELETE is soooo final.

I bet the title of the post misled you ;-). So, what crazy long-term relationship have you terminated lately?

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3 comments:

Ita said...

I broke up with Internet Explorer 3 days ago and am using Mozilla Firefox. IE was doing strange things after the latest update, so I said F**k you and went to Firefox. It takes quite a while to come up, but once it does, EVERYTHING is so much FASTER than IE. I'm sorry I didn't try it earlier.

I'm struggling with Juno mail now so thanks for the headzup on the new email program. Think I'll download it and give it a spin.

Gennita said...

Ita,
Please let me know what you think. No big glitches so far at my end, except that I can't seem to update my earthlink acct without closing the email program first. Am working on this ;-).

Gennita said...

Also, I prefer Firefox but since the majority of readers use IE, I work with both IE and Firefox.

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