- If you personally sent me any important message during June or
July,and have had no response, please send another message.
After traveling the month of June, and spending the first week of july
uploading my trip photos, Early in July I began to go through over a
month of Computer hell and it is not over yet. I rashly took my
computer in to a new shop up here for a needed upgrade (that should
have taken 2-4 days max) and over two weeks and much frustration
later I had it back with a hard drive wiped of everything but bare
windows. (they insisted they would make a backup) I have since then
been laboriously reenstalling all my programs, reconstructing their
settings, reconfiguring my home network, uploading the manifesto from
another computer and online where it was backed up, and trying to get
all the programs to work without crashes. I have reconstructed most
of my hard drive, (I am a nut for making backups of things, thank
god, even things that are too big to get stored on anything smaller
than another hard drive,) but I am missing a big chunk of July email,
and my entire address book. If that were not enough, the messages that
I got while traveling in June (which were on my UAF server) were all
suddenly deleted one day, for no apparent reason. Front Page (what I
use to build the Manifesto) has grown twitchy, and it's usual 2 day
long semi-annual fix of all broken links has kept crashing during the
process, making this take over a week to complete. The result is that
I don't have too much in the way of new updates other than quite a
few scanned books (plus the trip photos) in the "new" section of the
So if you had anything like a "add my link" message with your URL, or
an "I want to Advertise message" that has mysteriously not been
answered, or not been followed through, please re send the message.
And by the way, if you got an email with an attachment and no
message, DON'T OPEN IT! Even if it looks like it is from me. the
WormKlez virus is rampant at present, (no, my computer doesn't have
it thank heavens, but lots of others do) and you may get any number
of messages seeming to come from friends, colleagues or even your
Mom, courtest of this nimble worm described here:
Don't open attachments, from ANYBODY, unless you email them back to
be sure they are genuine first.
- Dear Tara,
I, too, had some computer problems. i wasnt able to finish my class with you, but after I got my notice from UAF saying I had a year to finish, I decided to try again.
I want to pick up where I left off.
So if you start getting class work from me, starting with 18th century, just smile and know that I am once again eagerly working on my class work.
Hope you had a nice vacation in England. And remember, I am one heck of a stitcher if you ever need a helping hand.
Talk to you soon.