Let me set the record straight by telling you that I never wanted WIndows 7 in the first place. I was completely happy with XP, which I thought was a pretty decent operating system. But when the old computer died a couple of months ago, I had no choice but to upgrade. I don't hate 7, but Jesus Christ on a cracker, I sure hate having to find upgrades for everything from my printer to my scanner to my webcam just so I can run the damn things.
When the Resident Offspring thought she would play a bit of Sims over the Christmas break, she prudently checked online first to download any upgrades needed so that the old game would run on the new system. Except that it corrupted the computer and I had to take it in to get wiped. I guess the reason that the operating systems are changed every few years is to give the game developers a built in audience for new versions of the games that we already own.
I have the computer back now, after just over a week in the shop, and have almost finished reinstalling everything. I am getting much faster at this sort of thing. I cannot reinstall my anti-viral program, though, as I have exceeded my allowable downloads. Again. So I will be calling up my Semantic boyfriend tomorrow and spending some quality chat room time with him, watching him control my computer by remote, which I have always found rather fascinating.
As I was reinstalling all my bookmarks yesterday, I stumbled up something I found rather bizarre Apparently this blog had been nominated for a Canadian Blog Award a couple of months ago. I had no idea. I also assume I had no votes, since I doubt I was the only person completely ignorant of this development. And that's fine, it was an honour just to be nominated and all that.
But it did pique my curiosity. Why wasn't I aware of this? Just how does one find out about these sorts of things? I know that some of you were also nominated (and fared far better than yours truly). The always news-worthy John Mutford, who runs the fine book blog, Book Mine Set, placed third in the Culture and Literature category. And Wandering Coyote was nominated for her other blog, the delicious ReTorte. Obviously these intrepid bloggers are much more on the ball than I am. Water under the bridge, but food for future thought.
Now if you'll excuse me, I must go wash my hair to get ready for my online date with the Symantec tech.