I’m currently blogging using my phone right now. Our laptop, died on me yesterday (sumunod ata kay Mang Dolphy. It’s the 3rd time that it died on us for this month. I thought it’s just another software failure or might have been affected by malware. But as I run a self test check, it shows “Quick Hard Disk Error 303″. I googled it, and it says that the HDD needs replacement or can undergo repair. This usually happens with all laptop, but it takes like 3-5 yrs before it dies out. Us took shorter than that. “Harry” (our laptop) stayed for 2.5yrs.
Hubby already asked me to check the nearest HP Service Centre here in Dubai. But I opt to wait for him and bring Harry himself. I’m not a techie person (eventhough I hold a degree of CS, how ironic is that???).
I have tons of things to do. Checking emails, blog hopping, checking out scrapbooking kits, and online task that I would like to finish soon. I was even thinking of creating a layout for the kit that I recently got as a prize for SWL’s Monday Sneak Peek. SIL asked me to use her laptop. I refused to. Working in a different device or work station is not the same when you’re working on your own. It may sound odd, but I feel different. My imagination I guess.
Anyway, I’ll try to work using my iPhone for the mean time. If there’s a will, there’s always a way.
Our next door neighbor has been calling for me to fix their downloading problem over the internet. This is the 3rd time that MIL has requested for me to check over it. Our neighbor’s daughter was about to download video from youtube, when her laptop suddenly stopped responding. Well, thank God for having a husband who is a geek with computers. After doing a little troubleshooting with her laptop, I was able to fix the problem. But of course, that doesn’t end there. I know in the next few days, they’ll be ringing the bell again for me. There’s actually no issue for it, it’s just that their laptop language is set in Arabic, which is giving me a hard time to navigate with the menus. Sigh. Why can’t they just switch to the common language instead right? But anyway, it’s not their fault. Blame it on the school over here, because they don’t introduce English as one of the means of communication. Anyway, enough of the rant.
I’m currently organizing my folder kits. I thank my Hubby for teaching me how to customized my folder icons. He has this software that changes pictures to an icon format. Now I can easily identify which kits I have and the names of the designers. I already customized the first 3 folders, and I still have a lot of folders to do. As you can see, I organized them by kits, then my templates.
And for each sub folder, thanks to Suzanne for the tips. I can easily preview the kits. I honestly can say that I’m an “OC” for the first time
Since there is nothing else to do (for now), might as well be busy with this. Thanks again Sweety for helping out.
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to buy a new desktop, but I’m hoping so. I’m looking over Ordinateurs de bureau products and services that they are offering. Acer, Compaq and HP – all types of brand. I think I’ll go over HP again. I really wish. Let’s just hope that there’s a good vibes on each of our plan so that this dream of mine will be true. Because if not, I’ll forever be borrowing Hubby’s laptop.
I’m in search of a laptop stand. I’ve decided not to buy a desktop, instead to just buy a new laptop. The current laptop that I’m using is really for Hubby, but he let me used it for the mean time because the processor is much faster compare to MIL’s laptop which he’s using right now. He already formatted MIL’s OS to Windows XP because it used to run under Vista making it slower, but I need a number keypad separated from the QWERTY keyboard so here, I’m using Hubby’s laptop.
Anyway, the stand that I’m using right now is a laptop stand of my BIL. I wish we could find something that can be placed on the bed so that I can sit up straight properly. Hubby suggest to buy a computer cabinet instead. But the space here in my in-law’s house is not enough for that. I guess once everything is ready in the new house and that we’re ready to move in, we can arrange something like the photo below.
I need a big monitor. Why? because I’m blind It’s hard for me to work on things if the screen is not that big. That’s another reason why I chose to borrow hubby’s laptop too. It’ll be nice to do a scrap if you have this big screen right?
I couldn’t believe that our friend who recently bought his laptop damaged his keypads in just a week of using it. His story was that he was lighting up his scented candle which is a hand away from his place. But apparently the oil spill down and all he remembers after that was that he was trying to kind of like rinse off the fire on his hair, hahaha! Now he’s thinking if the shop he bought offers a laptop insurance. Good luck – that’s all what we told him.
My husband is the world’s geek (for me) if we talked about computers, devices, gadgets and all those stuff on the web. He’s the only person I know who loves to format his laptop for like once every month. I always joke around with him telling him that I’ll be really blogging something about him one day, and this is the day. Hahaha! If he’ll read this post, I’m sure he’ll laugh. The funny thing is that he usually formats his PC every Monday. How did I know? Because that’s the time that I need as well to back up my files and he’s the only one who does it for me. We call it a Cyber Monday for us both. I’m a computer graduate but I barely know 30% in the hardware part of the computer. 60% of it is blogging and net surfing and 10% on HTML codes, hahaha! Call it a degree!
By the way, I’ll be announcing a good news soon… for now, I’m off to sleep. Need to take a rest for a big day tomorrow at work. My last week for the month of October. Wish me luck.