Still More Computer Hell

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Yesterday, last night, and probably today–all devoured by computer hell. By Malwarebytes every five minutes flashing onto the screen its demand to be updated. By outgoing email not going out, or just getting bounced back at us, undelivered. That’s goin’ to make it very hard for me to submit my articles and do my editing.

This machine needs an exorcist.

And who’s the galoot who says we oughta-gotta-gonna merge our minds with computers by the year 2020? Huzzah! Then we can all have long-term and short-term memory loss, basic functions all screwed up, reduced to hopeless babbling–yeah, it does sound like Hell.

So far the chaos has not yet reached into this blog, so I will continue for as long as I can. If I disappear, you’ll know it’s because the computer has murdered me.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

9 responses to “Still More Computer Hell

  • Erlene

    I know what you mean, and I am experiencing a lot of this nonsense too.
    Almost every time I click on your articles, the “unsubscribe” notice pops
    up. That happens on some others, too. Very irritating.

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  • Linda Sorci

    Sorry, Lee. While I’m useless when it comes to computer issues and have no idea what the problem could be, my antivirus company is excellent, and they have a free service you may want to avail yourself of. If it has anything to do with ‘invasion’, this could help.

    https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/forHome/products/housecall.html

    Maybe Patty can look into this and see if it may help. I’ll be praying!

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  • UnKnowable

    I’m sorry to hear of your troubles Lee.

    PCs have become incredibly complex of late, with multitude features which, in my opinion, are of dubious reliability.

    To wit: At my workplace, I have a server which does nothing but manage and distribute updates to client computers. I logged onto that server earlier this week and discovered that it was barely running. None of my efforts seemed to do any good, so I created a new server to take its place. That one worked for about one day and it could not update even itself, not to mention provide a repository of updates for client computers. So I built another server, just to test its ability to update itself.

    The replacement, replacement server wouldn’t update either so I decided to try a newer version of Windows and created a server using the very latest from Microsoft. It won’t update either. My existing computers can update by going to Microsoft’s site directly, but none of the three servers I created this week can so much as update anything.

    These are functions I have performed for years without much in the way of problems. There’s no rocket science involved, just some simple configuration. It leads me to wonder if MS software is becoming less reliable. You would be astounded at the number of updates required these days. How about just writing good solid code and having it right before you sell it? Ain’t gonna happen these days.

    Anyone, that would willingly “merge their mind” with a computer takes the meaning of the word fool to a new low. I use computers for certain tasks related to music and for communications, but that is the extent of my personal use. At work, I manage a network (computers which are specialized for moving data traffic) and manage over 100 computers. The reliability seems to be heading in the wrong direction.

    My retirement income will be teaching music and I’ll use computers to generate materials for students. I’ll use them to manage schedules, etc. but I won’t live and breath the durned things anymore. 🙂

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    • leeduigon

      Given that my Malwarebytes demands to be updated every five minutes or so, yes, I would believe there are an astounding number of updates required these days.

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      • UnKnowable

        MalwareBytes, especially, needs definition updates very frequently, especially if there are a lot of new pieces of malware being created.

        The system updates, such as published by Microsoft, used to be fairly rare, now they are far too frequent.

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    • Phoebe

      Sometimes I wish we could go back to good ol’ DOS. 😦

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      • leeduigon

        I don’t even know what that is!

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        • Phoebe

          That was the old pre-Windows operating system on PCs. It was very simple. You could even write your own autoexec.bat and config.sys files (startup sequence and system configuration) in a text editor. You could load an entire application from a floppy disc. Well, actually, you had to, since RAM utilization was extremely limited, although programs were developed to extend it widely. And it was a text-based system. But some of those limitations actually made it very versatile. And if the system crashed, you just loaded the OS and other programs again from their floppy discs, reloaded your backup data from other floppy discs, and went about your business. Sort of like the old days when pilots could fix their own planes. The very simplicity made repairs easy.

          Of course, we didn’t have the Internet then, but we didn’t have phishing, malware, hacking, and online data theft, either.

          Boyoboy, am I an old fogey! :):):)

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          • leeduigon

            Phoebe, I reckon I understood maybe every other word of that. I did work with floppy discs when I was a newspaperman, but I had no idea *how* they worked. The old Compugraphic Typesetting Computer! It was a mystery to me. But of course the office was full of people who did know how this stuff worked, so all I had to do was get the news and write it up.

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