Friday, October 30, 2020

Friday Music: No Love Today

Roger and I started listening to Chris Smither many years ago. We hadn't in a while, but my day on Thursday made me think of this song, I got no love today. I started the day by finally deciding that I would upgrade my Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware program to their premium one. I'd been using it for a while and thought it was time to buy it. So I did, and that started a multi-hour nightmare of miscommunication; programs not linked or log-in-able; a third party accounting firm that sent information with malware attached; and Apple Computer advising me after all of it that the program would no longer be compatible with the next operating system update. I'm sure you must have heard me SCREAMING all day. We're still trying to figure out how to handle the mess, and I will probably just restore my computer from a backup I did six days ago. There are things about computers that really annoy me. The ONLY upside to all of this is that I didn't think about politics all day. Whew. It's good to find a bright spot. Thank you for reading this. 


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  1. It's ironic that computers were supposed to make our lives so much easier and save a lot of trees (no paper). I cringe at the amount of paper we send to recycling at my work place. And as for software! I have no patience for it at all. Luckily my partner is an IT guy so I just hand it over to him (he usually hears me screaming from the other end of the house).

    Another great piece of music. I haven't heard of this guy. I'm getting quite an education!

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    1. Dr Michelle-- Yes, I once loved computers for how much easier they made my work, but now I find the whole thing pretty crazy. From social networks to malware and viruses, it shows us who some people are, particularly those who are relentless in their mission.
      So glad you liked this music.

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  2. I've got that CD upstairs: I think I might search it out this evening. I hope you'll soon resolve your technical and political problems.

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    1. John-- We've got that album on our iPhone music list. It's good to listen to from time to time. Yes, to resolution of technical and political issues.

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  3. You could be like me and blindly go on without any knowledge of this computer stuff. i do know about Trump.

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    1. Red-- I think I would like it very much to go blindly. At least I would stop worrying so much.

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  4. If you have an Apple I'm not sure you need more virus protection. It used to be that viruses were virtually all made to infect the Microsoft Windows OS. Not sure if that's still true, given the rising popularity of Apple, but I don't have an anti-virus program myself beyond whatever came with the computer, for what that's worth.

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    1. Steve-- I'm still working out my future plans with anti-virus/malware programs. I've had my anti virus program stop some malware stuff, so it's definitely out there. Macs can be vulnerable.

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  5. Oh do I feel your pain. I started to do the same thing but threw up my hands after just 2 road blocks. I hadn't thought about it but it really did take my mind off the election for a while. Thanks for the reminder that there was some good.

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    1. Patti-- I'm still trying to figure out how to proceed. Have a letter written to the anti-virus software provider, but they don't have an email address for communication. It's all online chat. Ugh. I may copy and paste my letter there.

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  6. what Steve Reed said. we don't have any extra protection beyond having the spamblocker on high which also detects virus attachments and so isolates those emails. so far so good.

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    1. ellen-- Which spamblocker do you use? I'm beginning to explore new possibilities for protection.

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  7. I find it just as frustrating and I scream just as much as you do but the man in my life loves a challenge, especially when it involves soft and hard ware. You should see the glint in his eyes when I come to him with yet another problem.

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    1. Sabine-- We're both lucky that we have partners who love technical challenges. I just wish I knew more and could rationally solve these things myself.

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  8. Wow! Thank you for this music! What a treasure Chris Smither is! Such wisdom in that song. There is something in his voice and thought process that engages me immediately and fully. Of course, I wanted to learn more about him and found a video where he tells the story of his early days playing music:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKMhPwX6_I4

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    1. am-- So glad you liked this song. He is a fine singer-songwriter. Thank you so much for the link. Roger and I will watch it soon.

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  9. Computers can be maddening. And didn't *they* say they were going to simplify our lives? Nice music.

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    1. Catalyst-- I think the whole internet world has gone awry.

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  10. Oh, that was you screaming! Thank goodness you made a backup recently. I can imagine how frustrating your day was. It’s nice to calmify with great music.

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    1. owl-- You made me laugh. Thank you for that!

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  11. Thanks for enjoyable music. I sure know how computers make us tear our hair out...my Mac laptop has decided I can mouse the cursor around, but can't click on a damn thing. Useless!

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  12. It was the Microsoft computer that died, I think I misspoke and said the Mac laptop. Had to come back immediately to correct myself...or I'd forget all about it with the next thing I needed to remember.

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    1. Barbara-- These computers can be the source of such good things and then the source of such frustration and madness.

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  13. I struggled with Kaspersky, then gave up when I found this:

    Лаборатория Касперского, Laboratoriya Kasperskogo)

    I think they turned their attention to Orange Man

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    1. Roderick-- I had to google Kaspersky to see what that was all about. Yes, this anti viral stuff is a bummer.

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  14. Computers are great when all is working OK and miserable when they are not. It is frustrating to learn a SW program won't work with your operating system.

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    1. Beatrice-- It's amazing how both essential and utterly annoying computers can be.

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