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01 March 2013 @ 03:26 am
Please excuse my cussing.  
Damn fucking fucked-to-no-end motherfucking COMPUTER VIRUSES. ARGHH! You deserve a level of Hell spawned for only you and your inconsiderate, time-destroying, pus-festering creators. I've got my money on the next zombie apocalypse starting up with some sort of computer virus.

Today I got to feel like real adult for a while. Got up the willpower to leave bed even through the strong desire to spend the rest of my life hugging my teddy bears and rocking. Ate well enough, watching that I eat actual intended servings and everything. Walked up and down a main street in town going in every place to politely and competently ask about employment opportunities (and dealing well with the unavoidable in-person 'rejections' at many such places); collected the applications in a little file-folder I bought for that purpose. Attended a committee meeting and talked about the service I am coordinating with the youth group (as an adviser) for this Sunday. Stopped home to return something to my mother and pick up some old things of Big Doc's. Put oil and windshield wiper fluid in the car (with the help of my mother). Didn't wait until the last possible moment to work on something.

But what do I find when I walk upstairs at the end of the day to enjoy an hour of Internet-faffing before sleep?

A fucking no-real-computer-function virus. Which, fine, I'd be willing to wipe clean and restore in an instant--but now my external hard drive is acting up, too. Not in a way it's never done before, so I'm still hopeful, but AUGH SO COMPLETELY NOT WHAT I NEEDED.

I'm coming to terms with it a little more each moment; still, grrrgh. It'd suck to lose some of the stuff I've collected on that thing through the years, even if much of the stuff I really value I can get other places (my iPod, my memstick, my Facebook page). I'm crossing my fingers.

Not a great start to what will be a reasonably stressful weekend time on its own.

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
Current Mood: depressedDistressed.
minervas_eule: Botticelli Minervaminervas_eule on March 1st, 2013 09:10 am (UTC)
*hugs* - that is so frustrating and unfair after a day like yours, when you so much deserve a little relaxed surfing time... ! I hope the hard-disc will be ok!!
Kiwi Crocus: Text || Fail again fail better.cranky__crocus on March 1st, 2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
It is a bit!

I hope the hard drive will be okay too. My father apparently had some problems with his a week ago and downloaded some useful software, so he can at least help me with that (*crosses fingers*). If my hard drive is alright then I won't care about wiping my desktop computer clean; I'll just lose a few things I saved to my desktop-screen in a folder, like some LJ icons. Though I'll likely see if I can boot another operating system that doesn't run off the hard drive (like Ubuntu from a memory stick) so I can rescue that.
lash_laruelash_larue on March 1st, 2013 11:37 am (UTC)
That does suck. Best of luck with the external drive.

Kiwi Crocus: HP || Minerva || Time stood still.cranky__crocus on March 1st, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Most of the time external hard drives have always been consistent and lovely for me, but this does remind me that anywhere but the Internet is still a dangerous place to keep a back-up of everything. (But I don't really have the money to put >500 gig of stuff on the Internet for safe-keeping...)
lash_laruelash_larue on March 1st, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
Online is never safe, but it's spread all over so one machine dying won't kill it.

If it really craps out send me the drive and I'll see what I can do with it.

Kiwi Crocus: Agnes Moorehead || Writing.cranky__crocus on March 2nd, 2013 03:05 am (UTC)
Thankfully the external hard drive is okay. When I looked it up I saw that it was a common enough problem and I could still tell that the files were ON the damn thing, so I was hopeful. My Da and I confirmed that it was just the thing acting up when he plugged it into his desktop it was fine. Found a trick on a page (http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-480443-empty-external-hard-drive) with a cmd command and it worked a treat! Now instead of saying "This folder is empty" I can access everything. :D

So now even if I can't get the few things off my desktop (just whatever icons and pictures I saved to the folder on my user-desktop) it's no big deal, I've got all my important stuff. PHEW.
CaroRulescarorules on March 1st, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
Why is it that we never back up enough our stuff?

I hope it gets sorted... *hug*
Kiwi Crocus: Seasonal || City tree.cranky__crocus on March 1st, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, my external hard drive is my backup! I just took stuff off my other laptop as well because I was preparing to wipe it clean (I've had it for 5 years and sometimes wiping the software gets them back closer to how they used to run).

Thank you! I hope it gets sorted, too.
Maggie: rs_small_giftsmagnetic_pole on March 1st, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)

Sorry, K. M.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Dark umbrella.cranky__crocus on March 1st, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is my feeling too! And I'm sorely sorry about it--well, less about my feeling and more that I have to have them over something like this at all. :P
?elsceetaria on March 1st, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
I went through this last week. Computer viruses make me want to scream.
Kiwi Crocus: Seasons || Fake snowflake.cranky__crocus on March 2nd, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)

Viruses mostly just piss me off when I know I have everything backed up, but when I wonder if my backup will work...then I get frightened!