Jul. 30th, 2015

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My plan to avoid interacting with people outside of the internet for 24+ hours is going swimmingly. More so than expected.

I dropped [livejournal.com profile] mckitterick at the airport late yesterday afternoon and by the time I got home, my old phone had deactivated. Okay, yes, we were expecting this to happen, but still. Let's just hope I don't need to call 911 for anything.

For those of you who aren't aware, I have rotten luck with technology. It's not just that I'm slow learning new tech (which I am), I have an amazing ability to fuck it up. Or for it to fuck up while in my ownership. People hand me their phones to take pictures and they turn off as soon as they're in my hand. The battery on my netbook didn't just die--it burst and exploded out the entire bottom of the machine. I have had a computer literally catch fire in my office. Luckily I was there at the time, although I wasn't the first to smell it. Did I mention the power supply in my new media computer up and died a couple weeks ago?

So I've been loath to get a new phone, but it was necessary since the voice function stopped working while I was in Vegas. The new phones arrived early this week but of course didn't activate right away since we were keeping our numbers (I've had this number since 1993 and I'll relinquish it when I'm lowered into my grave). About 8:30, [livejournal.com profile] mckitterick emailed to let me know the new phones were active and I wouldn't be able to use my old one again.

I was all WELP I hope nobody needs me this weekend that can't reach me by email! [livejournal.com profile] mckitterick (who knows better) waived aside my concerns. "Just check the text I sent you," he said. "It'll be fine," he said. So I tried checking the text. This was my next email to him:

GOD DAMN IT

So I tried to open that FUCKING TEXT of yours and this terrifying ALERT screen came up and said "Are you sure you want to authorize #SUPERUSER?" CONFIRM/DENY and I'm like WHAT? um, NO? And so I clicked the deny button and now I don't know what to do and THIS IS WHY I HATE NEW TECHNOLOGY


And the follow-up:

Oh great. Now it says "SECURITY ALERT: Unauthorized actions have been detected. Restart to undo any undesired actions."

So I'm doing that now and leaving this thing THE HELL ALONE until someone can help me with it.


I haven't moved it from the middle of the dining table since last night.

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