Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Rainy and cold

Oooh, Dell, Microsoft, McAfee, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.

The McAfee causes upwards of 5 computer crashes per day. It is out of control and it hates TweetDeck. McAfee cost me over $3K in lost work time during March. Unbelievable. And I can’t remove it from the computer. And now this piece of Dell crap – the space bar flew off the keyboard. I put it back on, but it’s wonky and I have to pound the bar to create spaces. My thumb is bruised, and I can only type for a few minutes at a time. I’m NOT buying a new keyboard when I plan to get a new computer.

It’s appalling that these companies are allowed to get away with the crap they pull.

And, I’m having flash drive problems, probably connected to the Microsoft/McAfee problems.

Before yet more computer problems, I managed to get some proofreading done on ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT, submit a short story, and get out a query on a project. So it wasn’t an entirely lost day.

Now, it looks like Iris might have to go to the vet, poor thing. Not exactly sure what’s wrong with her, but something’s not right. Will watch her closely for the next few days. She seems okay this morning – hopefully it’s all resolved.

I had a good morning’s writing session in longhand. I will try typing wearing a thimble on my thumb, because otherwise I can’t type. Middle Finger Award to Dell for both substandard merchandise and their refusal to honor the service contract.

Now, for the great news: The submission I made yesterday was accepted. BOOKS FOR MONSTERS bought “The Retriever”. Woo-hoo! Got the contract this morning; already sent it back.


Published in: on April 20, 2009 at 7:02 am  Comments (10)  
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  1. Now, that is good news about your contract!

  2. Congrats on the sale! That’s awesome!

    So sorry about the space key. YOu don’t realize how much you use it until it is unusable—is there any hope to get a wireless keyboard temporarily? Or to change out the keyboard? With the amount of writing you do, it would be a wise investment. My $.02

    I hope your kitty gets better quickly! Stay dry!

  3. Congratulations!

  4. Great news – Congratulations!

    I’m tired of substandard things myself. I have Norton Anti-virus Suite. It’s a joke. It tells me only AFTER I have a virus, and does it fix it? No. It tells me how. I have to walk through the damn thing myself. I’m sorry – I bought it so it would STOP viruses, not say “Hey! Lori! YOu have a virus!”

  5. Wonderful news! Congratulations! d:)

  6. Congrats on the sale!!!

  7. Congratulations on the submission and contract! Sorry to hear about the computer issues. Crossing my fingers and sending good thoughts that Iris is okay.

  8. Yay on the sale!! 🙂

  9. Congratulations on the acceptance. Nice to see everything else is running as normal. 🙂

  10. Devon, that identical post just under mine is spam. I clicked on it and it takes me to an ink sales site. Just wanted to alert you.

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