Software companies put out patches and updates and upgrades so very often and sometimes it seems a bit prematurely. Some of these seem to break the whole computer system. What are you supposed to do when the problems caused by that patch/update/upgrade makes it so you can’t connect to the Internet or even so the computer won’t start. Many folks are lucky to have a second computer at hand, or a computer tech that they can call on. Others are just out of luck unless they can take their computer to a computer repair shop… and pay for the repairs.
Sometimes it is hard to get through to a help desk by phone and even when you do, make it understood that you can’t download a patch or use other helpful tools that they are used to advising a customer to use. I imagine somewhere in the legal mumbo-jumbo there is a clause saying that they are not responsible!
It can be very important to have your files backed up at all times and to have a way to start up your computer even when you can’t get it to start from your hard drive. IE a Start-up CD or DVD; or a flash-drive/thumb drive/etc with your operating system (OS like OSX, Windows, Linux) on it.
Sometimes I don’t know how the average person can keep a computer running.
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- A New Omen! – episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- A New Omen! – episodes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
- A New Omen – episodes 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
- A New Omen – episodes 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
- A New Omen – episodes 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
- A New Omen – episodes 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
- A New Omen – episodes 31, 32, 33, 34. 35
- A New Omen – episodes 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
- A New Omen – episodes 41, 42, 43, 44, 45
- A New Omen – episodes 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
- A New Omen – episodes 51, 52, 53, 54, 55
The Gnomestead Tapestry:
- Special Diet
- Hey Dad!
- Who, Me?
- The Wolfman!
- Cruising – Wednesday
- Pink and Blue
- I Is
- Gathering Chickens
- Knock, Knock — 10
- The Fly
- Knock, Knock — 9
- Down on the Farm – Chicken
- Birthday Health
- Vital Mission
- Dirty Tree – part 1, part 2, part 3
- Knock, Knock! — 6
- Time’s Up!
- Where’s Pluto?
- A Day Wasted
- The Further Adventures of Albert Duncan