February 17, 2005

A technological triumph

Arriving home after one of my stays at the great land of SHU-dom, I have to reclaim my room, bed, and computer. I have been getting the sneaky suspicion that if I did move out, the world would not end, but I will not start on that old fiddle again.

Everything seemed to be in regular chaos, as usual, but my computer, which never is, was disturbed. I started my media player (I listen to John Mayer when I am cleaning), and something was terribly wrong. Little orange exclamation points suddenly appeared beside every one of my songs.

I thought my computer was crashing, and I began to panic. I mean, I was pretty much in the state, yelling at my poor mother about her e-mail attachment downloading practices.

Somehow, a "malicious software removal" program found its way onto my computer, and deleted my speakers from the system. Right after it happened, I got a message from Microsoft with a patch of some sort, and it wasn't helping me now...I was having the cow of the century.

Then I realized that I could re-install them with my Dell CD's. Yay! I took a trek out to my snowy commuter mobile and flipped through the CDs (my collection is rather large, but made fun of in some circles). Right there, beside Shania Twain and Marroon 5, was my Dell re-installation CD, cold, but still functional.

After re-installing and restarting, I crossed my fingers, hoping that the obnoxious exclamation points would not reappear. They didn't.

John Mayer has never sounded so soothing, not to mention Sarah MacLachlan's "Angel."

That's right Mr. Malicious Software Removal: Don't mess with me. I'll kick your technologically-inclined arse.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at February 17, 2005 11:54 PM | TrackBack

I listen to music while I'm cleaning my room, too... But with my surround sound speakers.

Posted by: ChrisU at February 18, 2005 9:50 AM

I will not be jealous. I will not be jealous. :-D

Posted by: Amanda at February 18, 2005 12:36 PM

Maybe he will kindly buy his you a gift..consisting of surround sound speakers.....

Posted by: Lori at February 21, 2005 8:52 PM
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