Even in luddite mode I’m tech-friendly

About a month ago, through my own stupidity, I got bitten by some pretty nasty adware. Its ability to cripple my work has been off-and-on, kind of how I imagine outbreaks of various chronic STDs would be like. Back in high school & college, I would format/reinstall Windows roughly every 6 months. Basically, whenever enough crap slowed it down enough to piss me off. I held this pattern from my time using Windows 95 and 98. In comparison from the age of high performance, my current install is about 2.5 years old.

My student job in college was telephone tech support. Those in our office would bring in their own laptops. What I noticed is that those doing tech support will often tolerate problems in their own machines far beyond what we are called upon to fix.

I was no exception to the pattern, except this time I let it snowball a bit too much. I would have reinstalled XP but I seem to have misplaced my CD. Argh.

On an unrelated note, a Seagate 200GB hard drive I bought decided to die on me. It’s still well within its nice 5 year warranty (even a 1 year would have covered it actually…), but I haven’t gotten around to exchanging it. Mostly because I haven’t totally given up on the recoverability of my pr0n files.

On another unrelated note, the MP3 player I bought on clearance from CompUSA decided that its real calling was to be an oversized bug. I’m not quite sure why it thought this, but that’s what it showed me on its display after a few hours of use. Returning it was a one-hour pain.

And on yet another unrelated note, a rebate offer from CompUSA was having difficulty processing. “Transaction not found,” my eye! (I think it’s resolved now.)

All of these mishaps happened within a 2 week span of time. I was not a happy camper. So I rebelled. And by rebel I mean, “ceased to buy PC hardware and software.” I am still in luddite mode actually. It has pushed me into restarting my bishoujo figure collection, which is obvious to me now is a more expensive hobby than being a sometimes-PC-enthusiast/gamer.

Since I ought to include more images of actual bishoujo in here, I will include another widely-available-online picture of the last figure I bought before my hiatus from this type of fandom. Incidentally, I bought it during Kawaii Kon earlier this year. I believe Asuka needs no introduction.

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Actually, it was part of a (closeout display) set of four: Asuka pink and white versions, Rei blue and white versions. I like my women spunky and a bit nuts. Oh, and long-haired… oooh yes. So I favor Asuka out of the two.

I’m beginning to want my digicam more and more with every post. It may be what breaks luddite mode. (As if starting a blog didn’t.)

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