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Mon 07 May 2007

"I think your computer has a virus."

Category : mac and the internet

The new Flickr Uploadr 2.3 is much, much faster, but when I tried to fire up SnapNDrag via QuickSilver, the latter hanged. So I killed QuickSIlver and went on to other things, ignoring some spinning beachballs as I navigated amongst my various apps. There were maybe 15 apps open at the time, and two emails programmes amongst them competting for my IMAP server.

I managed for a long while, but eventually I got the dreaded greyout and restart message.

I let out an "aargh!"

One of the interns offered confidently, "I think your computer has a virus." Seeing the disbelief on my face, she tried, "maybe its time to upgrade the RAM". More disbelief, "upgrade the motherboard?" Eventually, "its time for a new computer?"

Well the G4 is five years old now but I like to think it'll last a while longer!

Later when showing them Google Reader, I saw a comment left by Wandie, who said, prophetically it seems, "Caution, this might break. Backup your copy of 2.2 first before trying."

Well at least it conveyed the the usefulness of rss.

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