Breathe with me. :)

Alright, we had a storm and it knocked us offline for a couple. End of storm and we expected to be back online? Easy right? Wrong. I have had to do a non-destructive recovery of my computer i.e. restores all the factory-bundled programs but saves your data and I’m still not hitting the problem of why I cannot access the wireless network. Ethernet connections work fine, but it involves passing a wire through Paul’s room and he doesn’t fancy that idea. So, I’m writing this post from my intermittent wireless connection. It really sucks and I’m getting frustrated. On the other hand, I’m glad I gave my computer another makeover. All those MS updates took forever, but my pc seems to boot up way faster than it used to before. I guess this means that I need to stay away from freebie programs I get from Giveawayoftheday. There are so many shady programs out there that users need to be careful of. For instance, I installed a piece of crapware peddled by Epsilon Squared which is called InstallWatch Pro. Do. Not. Install. This. Program. Why? There is no uninstall switch. Actually, on installing the program, it warns you that it may not be able to be uninstalled, but I thought that maybe googling would get me out of the mess. I was wrong and you are too so please boycott that site. I went to their Contact page and sent them several emails. No response from them and I was astounded at the fact that I couldn’t find an instance of anyone having trouble uninstalling this program. So, I’ll be the first and tell you that I had a bad experience with uninstalling InstallWatch Pro. Actually, check out this in-depth review of InstallWatch Pro from Teja Consulting about the wrong things with this program.

In other news, I got a very nice belated wedding gift from Paul. He had been scouring the web for a nice advanced camera to use for day-to-day photography and he had decided he would settle for a Fuji Finepix S700 entry-level advanced camera. Well, he accidentally ordered twice and figured instead of returning the camera, he would give the other one to Matt and I as a gift! Well, it takes awesome pictures with the 10X zoom and it has a whole slew of manual controls that blow point-and-shoot cameras out of the water. I’m already filling up SD card so look to my gallery for pictures taken by this neat camera. Heck, PC World gave it 83/100! That’s a B+ and well deserved. So head over to Amazon for a good deal on this Fuji camera.