Friday, December 5, 2014

Venting with Friends

Not everyone will understand why I am so upset.  My sweet blogging friends will though.  Please forgive me for venting.  I generally try to stay away from negativity here.

You may remember my computer has been kind of gimpy for a while and I've had a couple of posts where I warn that my blog might go quiet.  It was running slow and just being really quirky.  THEN, all of my photos went dark and there was a warning that if I did not send money to some site, I would never see my pictures again.  NEVER.  Send money or else.

Gee whiz!  That's not very nice!  I feel like something very dear to me has been vandalized.

We took the computer to a repair place where they were kind and helpful.  The virus was removed and photos recovered.  Whew!  Wonderful news!

Here's the problem, though.  Now all my photos are just slopped together in one monster folder of something like 800,000 files.  When I want to retrieve one image, I have to dig through all 800,000.  Did I mention how many there are?  800,000.  Not quite one million.  Blech!  It will take forever to organize them again.

So, I just need to speak out loud to the person who created this virus that somehow found it's way to my precious photos. 

You are not very nice and I am so mad at you!


That person will probably never visit a humble little home and garden blog, so to those of you who do, thanks for listening!

-Marci

14 comments:

  1. That totally stinks! I was just commenting the other day to my husband that people who create viruses are just rotten. Those who hack our sites are plain nasty. What on earth are they gaining from such ugliness???

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    1. I wonder if there are people who actually send money? I hope not. -Marci

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  2. Marci: Oh My Word, that is just awful. Thank goodness you didn't loose your photos, so maybe that is the bright side. I know when I have a few hundred photos to organize that seems daunting. I can not imaging having to go through 800,000. Maybe setting small goals will help instead of looking at the whole picture. I wish you luck. Trust me, if that person were to do that to me I would want to strangle him/her or beat them with a stick...lol

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    1. Yes, I am glad the photos are not completely gone. That is definitely the bright side. I was pretty worried about them! -Marc

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  3. ah yuck! I hate when junk like that happens.
    cyber thugs! that's what they are... You were very kind in your words to them, I think-- honestly, it is the way to be. If you were to really "go off" on them, it gives them some sort of satisfaction. This way, you've poured HOT COALS on their cyber-thug heads!
    A POX ON ALL THEIR HOUSES!!!!

    ...i'm finished. ;)

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  4. Holy smokes that stinks. I can't imagine ALL of my images in one place.. There is way too many. Hope you find a quick way to sort them. I sort mine by dates. It's easier.

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  5. Oh Marci, that is awful and I cannot even imagine! What a mean virus!

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    1. It is awful, but This Too Shall Pass! ;-) -Marci

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  6. wow! why would someone do that anyway?!?! so crazy and what's the odds that anyone even pays? so they are just going around ruining people's blogs to be evil. I am so glad you were able to fix it and hope you are able to get those zillion pics organized! Hugs to you Marci!

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    1. I wonder if they actually ever get paid? That would be a yucky way to make a living. -Marci

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  7. What an asinine act. Their penance will be to live life as themselves, and that has to be awful.

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  8. Sorry this has happened to you, Marci. Thankfully you didn't lose the photos all together, but as you said, it'll be a pain sorting through them.

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