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This is why we can't have nice things

Val: I have my day free until 5 pm. Let's do some vidding!

Adobe Premiere: Hi! Let's edit some vid-- [crashes]

Val: Well, crap. Let's try that again.

Adobe Premiere: Hi! Let's-- [crashes]

Val: Let's take a break from that vid and start the next one, which is simpler and can be done in Windows Movie Maker. This will be good for my sanity.

Windows Movie Maker: Hi! I'll be happy to import those clips. It'll take about 45 minutes.

Val: Yep. Expected that. I think I'll peruse eBay for some costuming bits.

eBay: [is full of cool stuff]

Stupid Frelling Virus: OH NOES!!!11!! Windows says you're infected! No, really, it does! See, I'm opening this bogus taskbar info box to tell you so!

Val: Oh, HELL no. [opens Task Manager to locate and force-quit Process What Does Not Belong]

Stupid Frelling Virus: No, really! I'm TOTES legit! See, I'm going to scan and fix this infection for you! I'm opening a window with a Scanner Demo What You've Never Heard Of right this sec--

Process What Does Not Belong: [is located and stopped]

Val: [starts Actual Non-Bogus Virus Scan]

Actual Non-Bogus Virus Scan: [might possibly finish by 5:00]

*sigh*

Update, Two Hours later: Scan completed, no infections found. *whew* And done sooner than I expected, too. Not soon enough to do much this afternoon, but still sets my mind at ease.

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 11th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
TICK TOCK HORSIE TICK TOCK. PANDORA'S BOX WILL OPEN AND THE ARMIES OF JUSTICE WILL MARCH TO SESAME STREET.
wiliqueen
Jul. 11th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Where they will be trampled by Snuffleupagus.

Victory to the Muppets!
ariestess
Jul. 11th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
*snickers* Niiiiice!
studiesinlight
Jul. 11th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
You inspired me to go run a full virus scan, just for kicks, and I found that something had turned off my anti-phishing utility. That was a little disturbing.

I'm sorry that your tools are fighting your creative efforts!

You make it all sound amusing, though, and you seem to take it with inspiring fortitude and grace.
wiliqueen
Jul. 11th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
I found that something had turned off my anti-phishing utility. That was a little disturbing.

Indeed! My scheduled scan usually runs at 2 am Sundays, but I forgot to leave my computer on last night. The scan, of course, started automatically when I booted up this morning, and I stopped it, figuring that putting it off until I left this afternoon would be fine.

These things are often little time-bombs, so it's possible that was a critical error, but there's no real way to know for sure.

As for my fortitude and grace, there's always another project to turn to. Or I can just put the energy into making the post about it funny. Easier on the larynx than the first impulse.

It's all good until the Spanish Princess Moment icon comes out. ;-D

Edited at 2010-07-11 08:01 pm (UTC)
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