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Awful, awful, awful!!!!!!! [Oct. 24th, 2004|05:08 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
What an awful day! Today we got up early, with the intention of getting a bunch of huge print orders ready to be shipped tomorrow, and for me to get some other stuff done this morning, all before we were going to nymphie's house for a Pumpkin Carving Party!

But, when I tried to get onto the other hard drive where I keep my print files this morning, my local network would not acknowledge it, whatsoever. Still worse, when I tried to sign into my email, there was no internet connection at all. I opened up Internet Explorer - still nothing. Same on Matt's computer. We messed around with it for hours trying to get it to work, and (even though it might not sound like a big deal), it had me in tears. I have a sketch that I needed to email, and some very important people I needed to get back to in a timely matter, and the fact that I couldn't do it was driving me insane! And of course, we couldn't start on the print orders at all since we couldn't access the files, and so on and so forth. What a huge terrible mess. Eventually we called foxmagic over to see if he could figure it out, and within minutes he told us that we needed a new router and we went off to CompUSA and he got us hooked up =) THANK YOU BRIAN!!!!!!!!

It all works perfectly now, whew! What a scare!!!!

So now I'm finally scanning in my sketch to email, finally able to get the prints started, finally able to get the payments processed, etc. Geez! I can't believe how something so small can throw everything so far off track. We're probably going to be packing prints until late into the night now, with no pumpkin for us =( I'm very sad that we weren't able to go to the party, I don't often get to do fun stuff like that, and had been looking forward to it, and instead I had to sit here and cry and yell at my computer all day.

I'd better go catch up on everything now. nymphie - we need to go to Aladdin Cafe soon to make up for this!!!! And thank you again so much, foxmagic!!!
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2004-10-24 09:32 pm (UTC)

WHAT A SCARE!

I FEEL FOR YOU. BUT MINE WAS WORSE IT WAS A VIRUS. WIPED EVERYTHING OUT. IT WAS HORRIBLE. I COULDN'T EVEN LOOK AT THE COMPUTER FOR A WHILE. THEN WHEN I GOT THE NEW ONE- INSTALLING ALL THE PROGRAMS YUCK!!!!! NOT TO MENTION THAT I WAS ON THE PHONE TO MICROSOFT IN INDIA- TRY THAT ONE. I KEPT SAYING WHAT DID YOU SAY? ETC...
BTW- WHAT IS A ROUTER?
GLAD ALL IS UP NOW. FOXMAGIC SOUNDS LIKE A VERY GOOD FRIEND!
HUGS,
KIMBEARLY
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-24 10:31 pm (UTC)

Re: WHAT A SCARE!

Hi Kim! Oh man, a virus would have been even worse! I just had to buy another router, which wasn't too big of a deal. A router is a little box that connects all of my computers, modem lines and printers all in one spot so I can access them all from different locations (like if a file was on one computer, I could get to it from another computer, etc.). And since my cable line feeds into it, and the router was broken, I couldn't get the internet connection either! I'm so glad it is fixed up now!!!
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[User Picture]From: artistchick
2004-10-24 09:54 pm (UTC)
Oh no! =( I would have been in tears too! That must have been so irritating. But I'm glad that foxmagic could help you. It must have been such a relief when he figured out the problem.

At least it's all fixed now. Still it sucks and sounds like a really stressful day when you spent all the time trying to get it right. I had MANY computer problems when I first bought this one refurbished, so I know the feeling. Thankfully there's no more trouble here (and hopefully no more in store for you).

I'm sorry you didn't get to go to the pumpkin party. =( That really sucks. But I'm glad you're compromising that going out the Aladdin Cafe. =) That's a good way to still beat some stress while not punishing yourself for something that was completely out of your hands! I hope you have fun. =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-24 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you Amanda! I'm so glad Brian was able to help us - he's the best!!!
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From: owllightstudios
2004-10-24 10:03 pm (UTC)
computers can be such a gigantic pain in the rear...and when you need one for *work* purposes that only makes it so much worse. i've got a love/hate relationship with mine. ;)
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[User Picture]From: mercury_realm
2004-10-24 10:07 pm (UTC)
It struck me a while ago Jas', that without access to the internet, we are basically screwed. Its an odd dichtomy, to have to rely so much on a technology,which is flaky at the best of times, and unreliable at the worst. Heaven forbid that there is an emp someday.
I'm glad its working again for you now, I completely understand the scare.

*hugs

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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2004-10-24 10:10 pm (UTC)
1. yay foxmagic.
2. back up all your important data every couple days on a ghost drive of some sort ... a real hard drive, not just CD copies.
3. yay foxmagic. super yay. super duper yay. thank goodness it was just a router.
4. sorry about the party and that you didn't find out what the problem was sooner.
5. today was a poopy day here too, but thank goodness today is over and tomorrow is another day.
:-/ today I felt like "rainman" in the scene where he sets the waffles on fire in the toaster. sometimes days are just like that, i try to learn something from days like that though and today I think I learned something. you probably learned to call foxmagic sooner ;-).
6. again, yay foxmagic ;-).
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[User Picture]From: foxmagic
2004-10-25 09:20 pm (UTC)
*beams under the praise*

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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2004-10-25 10:46 pm (UTC)
:-) !
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From: rosefairy125
2004-10-25 01:22 am (UTC)
I missed you at the carving party. I was so looking forward to talking to you again. We had fun. The weather was great (a little hot at first). The pumpkins all turned out great! Maybe the next one we can catch up. PS... You really missed out on some great snacks. I'm sure Lesley will tell all about them in her journal later.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 01:32 am (UTC)
=( Ah well, I'm glad you had fun!! All I got was a cupcake from a vending machine at the computer place, lol.
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From: rosefairy125
2004-10-25 01:35 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your day. Computers can really S**K!
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2004-10-25 02:21 am (UTC)
im sorry you cried and had a really bad day :( if it makes you feel any better our stupid router has made me cry before, stupid crappy things :P
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[User Picture]From: cybertazz2
2004-10-25 02:46 am (UTC)
Dang Jasmine!! What a horrible day for you! I'm glad it was just a router and not your harddrive, but then you probably have all of your stuff backed up on CD's and such..Sounds like a very frustrating Sunday..Glad all is well for you now..
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 03:00 am (UTC)
Oh yes! I've got everything backed up, and re-backed up, and burned onto disks, and all of that good stuff =) It's just that I have the modem and printing system all done through the router, and having that down was preventing me from accessing everything else!
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-10-25 02:47 am (UTC)

I'm so sorry!

Dear Jasmine:

I am sorry too that you had a bad day. But like the others rejoice in the fact it was easily solved and you have great friends to help.

Hubby keeps promising to carve me a pumpkin too but instead planned to take a few days off with me and we are going to the beach instead! ::yeah:: The kitty gets to come with us too so that makes it doubly special.

I know my prints were probably in that batch of stuff you 'needed' to do but I would have rather have had them later in the week than to cause you grief and even tears. ::rubs::

Still all and all, glad it was solved easy and you are able to do what you need to do.. What is Aladdin's Cafe? Hubby and I are going on a diet together and it sounds like something we might like.

Hugs!
~Justine
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 02:59 am (UTC)

Re: I'm so sorry!

Oh!! Hehe, I'm happy to have lots of prints to send!! I was just so worried that I would have to end up buying a new computer or something, lol. I'm so glad it turned out to be something relatively minor!

Haven't been to Aladdin Cafe yet - my friend Lesley though told me that it's a middle-eastern buffet, which sounds heavenly. I think it's up in the Winter Park area?
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[User Picture]From: synthestatic
2004-10-25 05:07 am (UTC)
I was super bummed you guys couldn't come today, was really looking forward to hanging out with you guys (even though I got there extremely late, hehe), but I understand the computer issues, totally - it's cool, we'll go out to dinner and hang out and whatnot sometime soon! I'm just glad you got your systems functioning properly! What kind of router did you end up getting?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-10-25 03:05 pm (UTC)
Sounds good to me! We ended up getting a LinkSYS Etherfast - seems to be working great now, thank goodness!!!
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2004-10-25 05:10 pm (UTC)
How annoying!! Must be something to do with computers, I couldn't get my internet to connect at all yesterday so I've had to do a whole load of modem connecting random things just to get it to work! Very odd.....
Shame about the party :( I hope you can get all the orders, prints etc all done soon!!!
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[User Picture]From: foxmagic
2004-10-25 09:22 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad I was able to help! :) I'm here whenever you need me!

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