August 13th, 2003

Marie Masquerade

Computers, etc.

Well, since so many people have been having problems with that virus, I thought I'd hit up Microsoft for the computer latest security updates. I apparently had 31 Critical Updates, lol. Maybe I should have done this more often...

In other news, last night we went ahead and got Matt a new video card as well (monkey-see-monkey-do). He was having problems (since he has an old computer {we've been adding more memory and stuff trying to bring it up to speed}was running below minimum graphics accelerator specs) with the graphics display in Dark Age of Camelot (going very slow, choppy, etc.) so we went ahead and upgraded to a 64mb one (from a 16mb). We didn't bother getting a 128mb for him since pretty soon I'll have a new computer and Matt can have my current computer (which is all souped up nicely now). It works great! Now we both have our systems optimized for playing DAoC and we had a great time playing late last night. We haven't even turned on the TV for the past couple of days - I've either been working or playing DAoC. I love that game - I had forgotten how much I liked it, and in a lot of ways I prefer it to EverQuest - it's a lot less stressful or something. I've been playing an Avalonian Wizardress on the Nimue server, and Matt's been playing with me as a Briton Paladin - we complement each other nicely.

I've got a few more things I need to update my security system now, and after that maybe some lunch, and then I'll be painting! For the next many, many days, lol. I won't be at my desk for a little while yet, but here is my webcam =)
Marie Masquerade

Uggghhh....

Ok, so hours later, Windows XP is still installing update after update. Isn't it appropriate how Windows decided to name their latest and most frustrating operating system with the emoticon for having ones eyes closed and tongue sticking out in disgust? XP

Of course, backing up files and updating their innumerable security holes requires that I have no other programs running, thus my webcam is currently down. I'm not sure when it will be back up - at the rate this is going, probably sometime later tonight, bleah. I'm typing this on Matt's computer, lol. In the meantime though, I've been painting my Poison Fairy #11 - Castor Bean, which is coming along nicely!!!