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15 June 2007 @ 04:56 pm
Computer Woes  
After downloading and installlng a batch of IrfanView plugins, my desktop decided that it was no longer on speaking terms with the Internet. Fortunately, the wireless laptop connection through the router still gets online, and I was able to re-establish contact between the desktop and laptop by assigning a static IP to the desktop's Local Area (Ethernet) connection. For now, I'm backing up all documents from the desktop to the laptop in case I need to steam-clean and reinstall (after six months, Windoze probably needs that anyway, but I would prefer it to be some time other than a week before Conterpoint -- it won't actually fubar any convention-related stuff, but will be a significant loss of time and energy that's needed in other places).
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Steve Brinichstevemb on June 16th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Steam-cleaning the hard drive and restoring the data from backup seems to have solved the problem (and generally improved performance, especially since I had a fair amount of little-used cruft that I probably won't bother to reinstall).