I finished my work on the craft lecture early in the day and so began my unholy quest to rid my computer of its minor problems. This involved burning about fifteen DVDs, moving data between my two hard drives, and then restoring the system from scratch. As you can see, it has at least partially worked. I am back online, downloading Windows updates as we speak and, so far, experiencing no problems.
Of course the little problems I was having involved Microsoft Office, which I haven’t installed yet, and conflicts with video drivers, which have yet to be updated. All in all, it was a rather pointless way to spend my Sunday. But, I was done with my work. What else did I have to do?
In all truth, I didn’t even spend that much time in front of the computer. Bravo was rerunning the past four or five episodes of Project Greenlight, most of which I had missed, and I got to watch those. And then I cooked dinner. And then we watched Extreme Makeover: The Home Edition and Desperate Housewives. And now I’m here. Really, this was the least stressful system restore/rebuild/whatever that I’ve ever done.
We’ll see if it solves any of my problems. I think it will. But, even if it doesn’t, it’s not like it took that much time out of my life. Maybe I’m finally figuring out how to deal with this kind of stuff better.