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My desks are so clean, after fixing some computer things, that I hate to do any work... I'm so proud for being able to replace the memory in one, then transferring all the files from an old slow computer to the newer one, and it all actually worked. I wasn't sure these memory chips were the right ones for this computer, since Apple keeps changing things and I don't know what half the words on the memory cards mean. Also, it's hell on your nails trying to pry them out.

After moving around monitors and boxes and things, I just had to clean all the dust hiding there, and got rid of extra paper trash, then I felt an unfamiliar urge -- to vacuum. So I got out my rubba-sweepa (Flylady broom) that has rubber bristles and I raked the carpets around each desk, front room and back, then vacuumed. My vacuum cleaner cannot pick up long hair without it all getting tangled around the beater bar, so I rake first.

Now it's so clean and empty that it seems a shame to do anything that might mess it up. I think I'll watch TV.

posted on Jan 9, 2016 11:25 PM ()


You do realize that dust is settling even as you watch TV.
comment by nittineedles on Jan 12, 2016 2:10 PM ()
Oh no I see it all around.
reply by drmaus on Jan 12, 2016 9:44 PM ()
I've been very fortunate with my refurb Acer. It had all sorts of software issues after I added a few programs to it (Adobe etc) but somehow it fixed itself. I guess it was a Windows update or something, but it's been running better now than when I got it. BTW, you don't have to use your nails to remove chip, lift them with a pick first. Not sure where to get one, but it's the sort of thing used to remove 0-rings and stuff like that.
comment by jjoohhnn on Jan 10, 2016 11:50 AM ()
I sure won't use my nails next time. Not sure what kind of pick you mean, but maybe a sewing needle could do it. (What are O-rings? car parts?)
reply by drmaus on Jan 10, 2016 2:45 PM ()
Remember all those computer glitch scare stories leading up to Y2k? Lately I've had so many problems with various programs, I'm starting to wonder if there was some sort of intentional flaw built into some of my software by Microsoft and Adobe in order to force me to have to update programs that were perfectly fine 11 days ago.
comment by troutbend on Jan 10, 2016 8:24 AM ()
Oh, don't get me started on Microsoft. I think they've always been inept and due to Bill Gates' sharkfest method of business (slaughter everyone else), my opinion is they put the computing industry back years. There's good reasons viruses were always targeting Windows and MS stuff, while leaving Macs almost untouched. Oops, I got started.
reply by drmaus on Jan 10, 2016 2:42 PM ()
Great idea, time to relax.
comment by elderjane on Jan 10, 2016 5:55 AM ()
My computers let me relax last night, but not today. One decided not to work again so I will have to switch monitors. I'll do that later when I shut this one down, and hope it solves the problem.
reply by drmaus on Jan 10, 2016 6:34 AM ()

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