Okay, so I'm not a computer moron, in fact I consider myself pretty knowledgeable in most things computer related, as far as operating goes. But that being said there is still a lot of things I need help with, so I look to ask those who are more knowledgable than myself for help. One thing I have never dealt with (having a good history of fine working computers) is how to totally wipe and reformat one. I know the basics of it but I don't have any of my original windows installation discs, and my laptop needs to be totally cleaned out. I loaned it to someone with less computer knowledge who was in a time of need and now it is loaded with bad stuff. Yes, I used the appropriate programs to clean up my Trojans, Spyware, viruses and other bad things, but its still pretty old and it just needs to be re-awoken.
So my question is: Where is a good place to go to get my laptop cleared of everything and have windows (possibly a newer version) re-installed, and how much would it cost? I am on a VERY tight budget and have no problem trusting someone who doesn't technically do it for a living, but still knows what they are doing. If anyone has the proper tools to do so, or knows a friend or local business that can help me with this I would appreciate it.
I live NEAR 122ish and FOSTERish if anyone is especially nearby. THANKS PORTLAND!
My Laptop is a DELL INSPIRON 5150
Hey, how many of you DPers climb at The Circuit? I climb there pretty regularly and wondered how many of you I'm seeing on a regular basis without knowing. I missed the reminder about the meetup yesterday and went climbing instead.
Watch it be none... ;_;
Hey - just wondering if any of you have experienced overusing the computer - I've learned in the last year I have a form of golfer's elbow which means the tendons and nerves around the elbow are inflammed (I did it from spending too much time typing/mousing without taking breaks, I took on too much work last spring and have pain come and go since....)
Luckily I've set my work desktop up more ergonomic and take lots of breaks now when I work and it helps a lot, but when I work on my laptop (which is for fun projects and surfing LiveJournal!) , I totally get the pain back. ---I've been trying to figure out a more ergonomic way to use my laptop, but I think the best thing would be to not use it for a few weeks or months while I have a chance to heal or just use it in short amounts.
If the pain gets really bad, I go to my chiroprator and that helps too.
I'm a total geek and love being on the computer so this is a tough situation - I would just love to hear from anyone else who has experienced similar pain and see what helped you. I know I'm not the only one!!!!!
I don't have any money.
Is there a place that sells and delivers heating oil for my furnace that takes credit cards?
Has anyone else gotten the Broccoli Crunch today at Whole Foods? I LOVE this salad usually but today it's way too onion-y for me. And too many currants per capita, in my opinion, although they don't offend me as much as the red onion does. On the other hand I could use it to my advantage...if you piss me off today all I have to do is breathe on you!! Hee hee.
If you text "fries" to 36346 you can get a movie code for Fandango for $1. Make sure after you get the code that you text "end" to get off of the mailing list.
Edited to clarify. It's not a $1 off coupon. You would pay only $1 to see the movie. This is a McDonald's thing that my sister forwarded to me. I texted and about 5 minute later had the $1 code good for a movie at Fandango.com
So, I'm looking for an ASP.NET programmer in C#. I work for a small agency downtown with an awesome rep in the industry. You will be required to work in the office (although some days working from home are fine). I could post all the skills up here that I'd like to see, but if your ASP.NET skills are up to par, we can discuss the rest. I'll have an official ad up on CL later, but I wanted to give all of you first crack at it.
I'm looking for someone who can start fairly soon. We can discuss whether you're looking for contract or an FTE position since my immediate goal is to get the work done. This is agency work and most of our implementations are via a CMS. If you have Ektron or Sitecore experience, that's a double bonus.
Oh and because everyone always seems to ask first thing, I will say that salary is negotiable but will be on par with market rates. I won't handle that directly since we're a small company and that's negotiated by the CEO anyway.
You can email me at divamatrix at gmail dot com, or you can leave something here.
I am extremely picky about hot sauces and have decided I might need to start making my own.
Have you made your own sauce? Can you answer these questions?
-Where'd you get bottles?
-How did you make the sauce shelf-stable?
-Did you use (natural) stabilizers? Preservatives? I'd like to make a sauce that can sit on the shelf once opened, like Tabasco can.
You guys have never steered me wrong before, so here's another random question: I was wondering if anyone has any experience with volunteer travel programs in latin america (volunteers for peace, amigos etc.). I'm trying to find a 2 week-month long volunteer program that ideally has something to do with the arts and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by options. I'd love to hear your experiences and recommendations/horror stories. Thanks in advance!
So, I need to make some sort of photography portfolio to show an editor of a cook book.
Whats the best way to go about setting up a portfolio? Should I do it online? A disc? Prints?
so, the golden compass movie comes out on dec. 7th- does anybody know if there are any group events going on in portland for enthusiasts of the books that are pretending they don't know the movie will suck?
if not, i'd like to at least see the movie with a group of people that read the books- anybody interested?
So i have this nifty new camera, one i have wanted for years, but it is so beyond me!! Anyone interested in showing me some cool tricks with it ;) I can make some really good cookies :)