It’s an HP Pavillion with a terrabyte of memory (rich bitch) and a 17″ screen and RAM and Core i3 Intel processor. It was on sale, it was in the store. Staples loaded Microsoft 365, transferred files, and offered a complete protection package (it might even come with condoms, I didn’t look…yet).
Ima in purty good shape for the shape I’m in.
But oh #gawdhavemercyonmysoul, what brain trust decided Windows 8.1 was the next big thing in operating systems. Come on, guys… Really?
Yes, I have plenty of room for all of my files, but they do this thing with the Cloud and with sharing sh*t and stuff I don’t give a rat’s patootie about, and getting around is like a living hell and all I want to do is sit in a corner and suck my thumb (do not offer other suggestions, with enough liquor in me, who knows what might happen?).
I spent 14 hours yesterday getting the beast functioning, if not exactly functional. The big hurdle has been dealing with Adobe to re-acquire programs purchased and downloaded off their website. I wrote down the serial/keys and the usual info in a notebook (yay me), but for Acrobat X Std, I had purchased it when I ran a publishing house so I used that email, which is now defunct.
Ergo: hello chat service rep. Nice fellow, very polite. We did a few getting to know you rounds, then I got bumped to tech support, level 2, and I knew I should have gone to the bathroom first because, well… you know. After nearly coming to blows (or exchanging rings, it was a close call) the upshot is: I can’t do the password change they demand, and the nice young man didn’t have the clearance for doing that operation on my behalf, so I’m getting bumped to another level.
For that I will wait 24-48 hours before finding out what’s next.
Adobe products are hellishly expensive so I’m not letting this one go. No way, no how. Meantime the free Acrobat download will have to do.
But I have hope.
Meantime, I’m taking photos with the Air2 tablet camera while I wait for this ‘n that to load.