Slaves to technology

My laptop is being completely overhauled; Windows is being uninstalled and reinstalled, all my data saved on a separate drive, and I won’t get it back for at least another day, so again, no evening or morning posting. It feels downright weird to be at home with no email or Internet for four whole days. Nightmare.

It all started on Saturday night, after I downloaded McAffee anti-virus software (legally). Suddenly my cable modem stopped responding. The computer repairpeople and Starhub (my cable provider) told me McAffee is notorious for screwing up a computer’s software. I sure wish I had known that before I forked over $60 for their antivirus and firewall package (I never even got to download the firewall). One more of life’s myriad headaches….

The Discussion: 3 Comments

well, i have both norton and mcafee – never use any – notice it slows down my slow computer to even a slower pace.

dun worry – starhub is a cheap provider. $65.92 for unlimited broadband – i’ll be lucky if i ever get that in philippines for that rate!


August 5, 2003 @ 12:10 pm | Comment

i’ve been through the McAffee nightmare before too. i know the horror of isolation w/o your hookup while in asia; that sucks. but as long as you don’t lose any data, i count it a win.

August 5, 2003 @ 4:41 pm | Comment

McAffee sucks. Period.

August 8, 2003 @ 3:52 am | Comment

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