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It's HOPE! I am hear to say THANK YOU and SO SORRY!
Well, I received my totally AWESOME iPod touch in the mail, and although I thanked Ed when I won it, I couldn't even let him know it arrived safely and thank him again. I couldn't come here and chat and see what's up with all my virtual, gambling friends, and I could not come here and tell you how I am learning all the features of this new technology (iPod) and how I had fun just playing with it for hours when it first arrives. I couldn't tell you how fun it is to watch YouTube videos on that little tiny, thin screen/device or let you know that my son already helped me get over 300 songs downloaded on to it of all my favorite bands!
Nope! Could NOT do it, and do you know why? HORRIBLE COMPUTER VIRUS! Yup!
Never had a virus before, and this one was a VERY nasty virus!
Two week ends ago, my computer started acting up. Brought to my computer guy, he brought it back last Friday and it still was moving like a turtle! Couldn't even type in a forum or email, because the letters did not show up until like an hour after I typed them (well, maybe not that long, lol) and plus I was afraid to do too much on it until I brought it back. I now have it back for the second time and it is working like a charm. He also replaced the keyboard for me for free, so I have a nice, new keyboard out of the deal (I wore out the old one iwth my blabberfingers, lol).
It's really been tough, everyone. Going through computer and Casino Listings Forum withdrawals (I DREAD going on my regular email, because I will have two weeks worth of JUNK and legit messages to weed through and reply and delete! Will probably take me a few hours just for that!).
Anyway, I am HERE, and I am BACK, and although I am still really busy with work and "real life," I did not just "take the iPod and run," which is what I was feeling bad about and stressing about. That you thought now that I won the iPod I ditched y'all! lol! NOT the case at all, folks. Can't get rid of me that easily. Most of all, I wanted to let Ed know that it arrived safely, promptly, and I am lovin' the heck out of my new "toy!"
I look forward to reading through some threads to see what I have been missing. Stop by and say "hi" to me and let me know if I missed any earth shattering news like a big jackput win or anything, k?
Glad to be back!!!
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Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of the things, and no good thing ever dies.
Hey no need for an apology! I am glad to hear you received the ipod ok and are having fun with it.
That's a real virus horror story. I hope the computer guy set it up with some solid anti-virus program. You have to be so careful these days as there is so much of that stuff going around. Glad to hear you're in the clear though!
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Well, I just felt so bad for disappearing! Couldn't imagine what you were thinking, lol.
And, I did have a free antivirus protection that used to work well. This one got past three programs before he found the one to get rid of it, finally! Would not do ONE THING in safe mode! Totally frustrating.
He also gave me a new keyboard for free, which was so nice. Feels like a brand new computer now!
I read somewhere that these viruses even hide in Java updates! And I use Java for my work quite a bit. They also said important to figure out how you got the virus, but I couldn't figure it out and still can't think of anything. Another computer guy I go to said almost every computer he removes viruses from got them on FaceBook, so beware! I don't go on FB, but I know I am in the minority there.
Yes, Ed, I am really enjoying my new "toy." So many features! I had NO idea!
I am enjoying reading some of the threads and nice to be back.
I was wondering where hope was. Viruses are nasty aren't they? I know someone who was innocently looking for a mashed potato recipe and when she clicked on one it was a virus. That's just cruel! Glad to see ya back hope!
Welcome back, Hope! We missed you dearly! Glad you could overcome that irritating virus, all of us were in the same situation once, so we know how helpless you must have felt!
But now that you're back, you have to make up for the time we missed you with some great posts!
Ahhh Hope, you are a bright light on this forum. I love reading your posts! Don't be sorry we know you love us!
Awwwwww........Savannah, CatFace, and Usne, thank you so much!
And, yes, the virus was a nightmare. First time I had to deal with one to this extent. I still have no idea where we picked it up, either. The one guy said FaceBook is notorious, but my son had not gone on his FB in forever, and me either. I also heard: Java updates! Strange, huh? Also, movie and music industry hires people to put viruses in our free downloads! Spoil all our fun! But, I hadn't downloaded anything. I guess if a mashed potato recipe is dangerous, then we just never know, lol.
Usne, you are the one who always posts great topics. Me? I feel like I just babble, lol. But, I did miss you all, and how nice to know I was missed, too!
Honestly, my main worry was that everyone was going to think that now that I have my iPod I didn't care about posting: took the "money" and ran, so to speak. lol!
Well, back to a little gambling. I missed that, too, and I found a fun new (and addictive slot) at Slots Galore!
Nice to be back!
This is where I usually tell everyone that I use a mac and don't have a facebook account and never get viruses ... but everyone hates "that guy"!!
To be honest these days it doesn't matter much what you use, if the bad guys want to get you they can, you have to be on your guard all the time.
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