MAYBE ONE OF YOU ALL CAN FIGURE OUT WHY THIS HAPPENED.....
FACT... I BOUGHT A NEW LAPTOP AT COSTCO-- AND WAS STARTING TO FIGURE IT OUT WHEN........
-- ALLOF A SUDDEN FLASHED A SCREEN AND VOICE "DON'T DO A THIHG UNTIL YOU CALL THIS NUMBER YOU HAVE A VIRUS".. AND THE PHONE NUMBER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MICROSOFT... I WAS LEARY---HOWEVER...
I DID NOT THINK CALLING THE NUMBER FROM MY HOUSE PHONE COULD MAKE ANY PROBLEM... SO I DID-- THEY ASKED WHAT I CONSIDERED STRANGE QUESTIONS-- LIKE WHERE DID I BUY IT-- AND HOW MUCH DID I PAY--- AND THEN HUNG UP-- OR D/C ??..
STILL NOT SEEING HOW I COULD GET IN TROUBLE USING THE HOUSE PHONE... I CALLED BACK-- NICE SOUNDING MAN ASKED A COUPLE QUESTONS LIKE "WHEN DID YOU BUY IT?
AAGAIN NORMAL SOUNDING--- AND WE WERE D/C OR HE HUNG UP/
IT SEEMED THAT HE WAS TRYING TO KEEP ME ON THE PHONE FOR A SHORT TIME...AND THEN WE WERE D/C JUST AS THE FIRST PERSON. SO IS MY PHONE NOW SUBJECT TO HACKING?????
OR HAVE THEY LOOKED UP MY PHONE NUMBER AND ARE ABOUT TO ARRIVE UP THE DRIVEWAY TO TRY AND STEAL THE COMPUTER...
I CAN NOT IMAGINE WHY THAT HAPPENED LEGITIMATELY...
STEVE "FIXED" THE NEW COMPUTER-- SAYS IT IS FINE... HE FIXED IT...
OH BOYS--- I DO NOT BELIEVE IT.
LETS RETHINK THIS WIRELESS BUSINESS... THE NEW ONE IS SITTING NEXT TO MY DESKTOP ONE WHICH HAS A MIND OF IT'S OWN... WE KNOW THAT...-- AND MY PHONE IS IN MY BACK POCKET-- WHICH BECAUSE OF MY "WIDTH" IS NOT AS CLOSE TO THE COMPUTER AS IT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE..... I KNOW THAT IF I PLAY THE AUNTIE MAME MUSIC AT MY DESK COMPUTER , WHEN I GET IN MY CAR THE CAR STARTS PLAYING MAME MUSIC.... MAYBE WHERE WE LEFT OFF( NOT TOO SURE ON THAT ONE BUT CERTAINLY THE SAME ALBUM).
THESE THINGS TALK TO EACH OTHER- SO ..?DID MY NEW ONE PICK UP SOME OF THE NASTY HABITS OF THE DESK ONE? --
THE HOUSE PHONE IS ALSO VERIZON AND WAS THAT WIRELESS SYSTEM TALKING TO THESE MEN WHO WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW LAPTOP?????
IF IT MEANS THEY ARE NOW GOING TO READ ALL MY EMAILS FROM MY PARKED CAR, HAVE AT IT GUYS !!
THIS TECH BIT HAS GONE TOO FAR FOR ME..
THAT WAS A LESSON LONG AGO IN PROGRAMMING THE THINGS-- JUST BECAUSE YOU COULD DO SOMETHING WITH A COMPUTER DOES NOT MEAN IT IS THE WISEST THING TO DO.
IT IS THE DARN "IF... THEN" STATEMENT WHICH GIVES THE COMPUTER A CHOICE-- AND TOO MANY "IF" S IN A ROW CAN REALLY SCREW THINGS UP.
WHICH REMINDS ME----
THAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE I KNEW IN EDINBURGH WERE BEYOND BRIGHT--- AND ONE OF THEM STARTED GRAPHING RANDOM DATA--- ALOT RELATED TO POPULATION GRANTED...-- BUT ONCE THE DATA WAS PLOTTED ON A GRAPH STARTING IN THE YEAR 1600, , THE CURVE BECAME ASYMPTOTIC IN ABOUT THE MID 1980'S---
ISN'T THAT WHEN THE INTERNET TOOK OFF??
WELL IT IS OUT OF CONTROL NOW... AND IT CERTAINLY IS SOMETHING BOOTS ON THE GROUND WILL NOT HELP TO PROTECT...
THAT IS MY CHEERFUL NOTE FOR THE DAY...
CARLENEI hope you made it through the day with the auditors. I’m sure it wasn’t easy.
Ava continues to be a star, except for some diarrhea today after two days of good poos. She managed to eat a hole in a plush toy and it was evident that she had ingested it. So, even though she is supposed to be okay with cloth toys, no more for this pup. Back to rice and kibbles tonight. She’s acting just fine.
Ava and I certainly don’t need the guest house to bond. Not only has she bonded with me, she and the cat have become best buddies.