26-Oct-2014 Where Have All The Hours Gone?

icons-galoreWhere have all the hours gone
long time passing
Where have all the hours gone
long time ago
Where have all the hours gone
gone to PCs every one
When will they ever learn
when will they ever learn

 

Where have all the PCs gone, long time passing
Where have all the PCs gone, long time ago
Where have all the PCs gone, gone to errors every one
When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn

Where have all the errors gone, long time passing
Where have all the errors gone, long time ago
Where have all the errors gone, gone to fixes every one
When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn

Where have all the fixes gone, long time passing
Where have all the fixes gone, long time ago
Where have all the fixes gone, gone to hours every one
When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn

Where have all the hours gone, long time passing
Where have all the hours gone, long time ago
Where have all the hours gone, gone to PCs every one
When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn

A new computer is an exciting, if somewhat daunting, prospect… the shiny new lenovo IdeaCentre K450 Desktop has finally replaced Jimmy’s Dell Vostro 470.

It’s been slow progress, re-installing and re-activating software with much correspondence between us and various software firms. We’re very impressed with the response from all the companies – the advantages of only using properly purchased, licenced and activated software are many… apart from the ethical side of doing the right thing and being 100% legal, it makes it so much easier to get support for your products. In today’s rip-off “Why should I pay when I can download/copy it for free” world, those who steal/copy deserve what they get! OK rant over…

Mind you, it hasn’t all been plain sailing – Windows 8.1 certainly has its foibles, and installing and running software that was written over 10 years ago certainly brings its own share of problems, but nothing so far that can’t be worked around. And to confound matters even further, a virus somehow sneaked past our firewall and anti-virus setup. This meant shutdown/lockdown of the jiva audio and video editing, web design and maintenance etc while 3 PCs were given the full in-depth scan and disinfect treatment (thankfully only 1 virus and only on 1 PC).

But, we’re getting back to normal on that front. You might therefore think that all is well. But, no, that is indeed not the case. Remember Jimmy was suffering with man flu? Well, he’s almost out of the woods – but not quite… and, guess what? Val is now laid low with coughs and sneezes and aches and pains. She’s still in the stages of it getting worse before it gets better. All this means that the jiva music machine has almost ground to a halt – cancelling/re-scheduling gigs is an awful thing to have to do, but turning up to give an under-par performance while all the while spreading germs is not something we do… it’s just not on.

November and December’s gig list is bursting at the seams – so we’re concentrating on getting better, albeit slowly.

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