- Feb 21, 2013
I've complained about my loss of internet including most web sites and email. Being a member of Forums has been a huge blessing. It's lack of encryption has enabled me to have a dependable line to the world. A few other sites like Wikipedia and Pipepedia have remained open for the same reason. I've located a tech group, not only local but not far away, who offers analysis and update and who says a ten-year-old computer may well be salvageable. I take it to them for a consultation. They keep it for three or four days, phone me with their opinion, and either put it back in service or sell me a new one. They don't say, but I surmise the fix is good for three or four years before the old hardware finally becomes unsalvageable. They estimate the fix of the current one will be a few hundred, or a little more. My device will be the stalking horse, and if they do an acceptable job at an acceptable price, I will take my wife's device, or maybe to, to get her better connected. She's not as isolated as I, but needing some serious tweaking. Bottom line, I'll disappear off Forums for a while. A blessed respite for my fellow members. Probably I'll be better behaved and not quite so omnipresent when I resurface. It'll be a day or two before my hiatus begins. Enjoy the blessed silence from my avatar/username!