Bad Computer Day

Every once in awhile I have a bad computer day.  Hard drive crash, memory failure, or power supply burnout.  These things happen, and that’s why we back up our data (you do, right?).  But today I had a couple of unrelated computer problems that 1) I didn’t cause, and 2) were completely unrelated.

The first problem happened a few minutes after installing Adobe CS4, a wonderful suite of programs including the new versions of PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and a few others (I use these programs almost as much as I use email).  I got a “your running out of hard drive space” warning.  That’s strange, especially on a brand new computer – not yet cluttered with tons of applications and files.  Hmmm.  Even after I freed up some memory, I was still getting errors.

When I checked my hard drive, this is what I saw:

You don’t have to be too computer savy to figure out that this is a bad thing.  No free memory means that you can do almost nothing on a computer.

The second issue:  While, I was trying to figure out what to do with my dying computer,  I remembered something that a person mentioned in a meeting today .  They said that when they looked at the code of the Faith Promise website, there were a bunch of weird pharmaceutical links listed there.  I quickly confirmed that this really was the case, and I sent an email to the ad agency who currently takes care of the website.  Here’s an excerpt from the email I received in response.

So in one day, I ended up with a computer that was mistakenly trying to syncronize all the personal folders on the server and a website that had been hacked.  Crazy.

The good news: both issues were resolved before I left the office today.

4 thoughts on “Bad Computer Day

  1. My brother-in-law is a genius. You know what messed everything up? Josh Whitehead’s blackberry. He should have gotten an iphone;)

  2. Ben, I have to say that I’m not the one that fixed either problem, so I’m not taking the title of genius, but I do think you’re probably right about what caused the problem.

  3. Glad you got your computer issues resolved. Maybe Dad will, too. Finally at 6:45 tonight his CPU was delivered. He may become a happy man again. Grandma is doing pretty good. About the same on the walking and the arm, but her spirits are still good. The photos were great of the swing and such. Thanks, I submitted to the other site you sent me. Who is sick and are they better?

  4. Mom, the Duck was sick, but she’s better now. As of this moment, no one is sick in our family. Glad to hear that Grandmomma is doing alright and that Dad finally got his computer.

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