For the last few weeks, I have been through a series of running skirmishes with my computer.
I know, I know, everyone experiences this from time to time, so what else is new? But since my own recent disagreements with my machine took me offline for a few weeks (mostly), and thus I haven't been surfing, let alone checking through my "Watches," and thus not leaving comments or even "hellos," I thought I'd simply let you all know that...I'm back.
Have the same computer, but both it and I are chastened from our conflict. I've once again been shown up for the non-techie I am, and my system has been thoroughly scrubbed and reconfigured so as to make it more nimble and less nasty. It had better behave, because next stop is the "Old Computers, Printers, Scanners, and Stereos" bin at our local refuse station. I believe that, at least for now, we understand each other. We'll see if the treaty holds.
In any case, I'll slowly be getting back up to speed with contacts, connections, and appropriate symbols of appreciation to friends and colleagues here.
Best to you all, and remember to keep those hands washed and away from your face. I've just now recovered from this year's flu (despite having been vaccinated), and I can say for certain that the experience is not enjoyable.