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Upgrading My PC’s Memory

Although it is still in perfect working condition, my 4-year old PC is a senior citizen by technology standards!

I realized this a few months ago when my PC broke down. I had a wonderful technician (Thanks, Annamanila!) fix it. But he suggested that I upgrade my PC memory to a bigger one, so that it can easily accommodate all my blogging paraphernalia, games, and gazzillions of photos.

So I started making calls to almost all shops with “PC” on their names. Unfortunately, I learned that my motherboard version (I forgot the geeky term they used) is on the brink of extinction. Therefore, my memory upgrade won’t be that easy.

After several calls and hearing the same thing over and over, I gave up. Maybe I will just wait for the next conk out. Hopefully, by then, I’d have saved enough to buy me a new laptop. For now, I am content with my senior-citizen PC.

(Mental note to self: Back-up your files! Back-up your files!)

Weekly Question # 1

Julie at Greenbucks started a new meme called “Weekly Questions“. It’s simple – we answer the question she asks each week.

WQ # 1 is: Would you know if your husband/partner is reading your blog?

Answer:

Yes, I know if he does or does not. And I’m pretty sure he doesn’t. In this blog, he is known as technohub – the one who is oh so technologically-challenged. It took him a while to finally decide he needed an email account (duh!). Lucky for him because I do all his emails… well, I used to. Now he has a Yahoo mail, a Gmail, and DSL connection in his office too! Recently he has been mulling over the idea of buying a laptop. But, as always, the voice of reason triumphed and, instead, he bought a memory stick. (According to him, to do remote office work, all he really needed was a memory stick and Google Documents. Then he can go into any internet shop to access his files. Smart eh? Nagtitipid lang, hehe.)

So. Where was I? Oh yeah… Does husband read my blog? No, I don’t think he does. Or else, I couldn’t rant on and on about him. 😛 Despite all the technological advances happening in his life, he really has not gotten into web-surfing, let alone blog-reading. He is too busy for such things, his mind too full for much else but work. 🙁 If I have a certain blog post I want him to read, I would have to go to that page, seat him beside me, and walk him through the post. He doesn’t have much patience for such… err… inanities (as I imagine he must think my blogging is).

Say “Aaaaargh”

It’s great to finally have my PC and internet access back! *crossing fingers, toes and eyes*

The past weeks have been a challenge – the reason why this blog has been silent for a long while.

Two weeks ago, MyDestiny (my ISP) conked out on me. It took a while for the tech crew to figure out the problem. The crew had already returned twice to my house by the time the figured it was the modem. And since the incident happened on a weekend, I had to wait for Monday for them to replace/repair it.

Almost immediately after the modem incident, it was the ol’ PC’s turn to conk out. Continue reading Say “Aaaaargh”

Weaning a Technophobe

When I resigned from work about three years ago, two of my conditions were a functional PC and fast internet connection. These seemed fair enough to hubby, as he planned for me to do his correspondence and web research. So oblige he did.

Not that I’m complaining. But he dumped the whole lot of web PC-related work on me. Be it clients to be emailed, new suppliers to be looked up, or a simple price quotation, it was iMoM to the rescue! (Again,I am not complaining, lest he gets the wrong message and banishes me forever from the PC! I love working on the computer and with the internet. It is due to hours and hours spent surfing the web that I discovered the wonderful world of blogging! That’s why I don’t want to be banished forever. hehe)

Anyway, he got so complacent trusted me so much, he did not want to have anything to do with whatever it is I was doing on the PC that’s connected to his work. I would attempt to teach him some Excel formulae, so he can do simple tables. I would attempt to teach him how to use Powerpoint, so his presentations will be more presentable. No matter what prodding I and sister-in-law A did, he did not see the need for internet access in his office. Nandiyan naman ang sexytary nya. (aherm)

A few weeks ago, hub got a call from PLDT. It was one of their sales people offering him a good deal – affordable DSL connection with free NDD calls for one year. The sales person struck the right notes. The keywords – affordable and free – must have jumped out and echoed over and over in his head. He immediately said yes. Continue reading Weaning a Technophobe