CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Finally! I Shared the Icon Table Code! (Plus Computer Crash and Miscellaney...)

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've been promising to this -- sharing the icon table code -- forever and a day. (smile) But it's not like it only takes a couple seconds to type it up, after all!

So for those who missed it (I had it 'private' for ages today while tweaking it), you can view the actual entry here.

Wow. I feel a true sense of accomplishment now! (heh)

And meanwhile, I'm still working on the damn Snowglobe tutorial I promised to do... (Yes, yes, yes. I'm going to finish it one of these days. Seriously.)

I managed to 'crash' my computer last night. (sigh) Actually, I crashed Paint Shop Pro 9! It was a stupid thing that annoyed the hell out of me. I was making a custom Preset Shape (of a snowflake) and I simply tried to overwrite an existing shape with the same name. No go. And I mean! It froze solid. I couldn't turn off the computer, much less exit the frozen software!

When the computer re-booted, I had a disk error (and other crap). I tried to use the 'fix' on PSP9. That didn't work. I tried several things -- but ended up needing to uninstall and reinstall. (Which is why I really prefer owning backup software disks to simply having downloads... Anyway...)

I need to remember to tell the psp9_fun members that they should check for the update from 9.00 to 9.01 if they haven't previously. It takes care of some weird little bugs. (Like when you try to open an animation in PSP9, it warns that you'll only get the first frame -- which version 9.00 does not!)

I now need to reinstall a bunch of plugins (damn) and other stuff. (sigh) But at least it's working again! (And no -- don't ask me why I'm not using PSP-PXI! It's a great software. I'm just in the process of making the transition. Besides, I'm still doing mass amounts of tutorials with PSP9...)

What else? My manicure appointment is not this coming Friday, thankfully -- as that's the day I see the next specialist. (ugh)

My friend June crashed her new version of Internet Explorer (version 7) bad yesterday. I spoke to Donn (my tech guy) and he said he's very iffy on the new upgrade! I don't personally use it much, so it doesn't matter to me. I tried to fix June's problem, but it was no go -- no matter what I did. (Including uninstall and reinstall.)


Then I tried to get her to use Firefox as her default browser -- but she wasn't having any of that, either! I've spent ages on the phone with her today. Then Donn. Then her. And her. And her. (sigh) I wouldn't mind if I felt I was actually helping, but clearly not, as she's heading to Donn to get him to fix it...

By the way, this happened when June installed SpamFighter on her computer -- which is anything but an actual spam fighter! If this happens to come your way, resist the 'free' offer and don't install it. The damned thing actually gets in your email addresses and sends out messages to all your friends! Awful. (Marilyn and I both got it at home and work from June -- but we deleted it, of course.) Then it lies and tells you all the spam it's blocking.

June was especially fooled by taking it off -- and then seeing tons of new spam appear. Sure! That's what they do to make you believe it's working!!! (yikes)

Well, off to do something productive. (smile)

Tags: 2007, january-2007

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