Yesterday, Kelly was experiencing technical difficulties with her internet service provider. She was *slightly* frustrated.
All around J-Land this past week, difficulties of the technical kind abound.
No one seemed to be immune, myself included. My problem, however, wasn't AOL or internet related. No. It had to do with my scanner. It wouldn't work. At all. Nothing.
I tried restarting my computer. Unplugging and replugging the USB cord...the power cord. Nothing.
I tried uninstalling the software, and when the "there was an error so the program won't be uninstalled" message came up during the uninstall, I knew I was in trouble.
WHAT?!?! But -- WHATEVER!!!!!
I tried everything. I even convinced myself I didn't need a scanner. Yeah, right!
So, I dragged myself to the local store and purchased a new scanner. A very cool one. It's an HP Scanjet 4070 Photosmart.
The 'retired' scanner is an Epson Perfection 1650 and is barely two years old. Now, I've always purchased HP products. I have an ink jet printer at home that is over seven years old and still going strong. At work I have a laser jet that I can always depend on. But, a couple of years ago when I decided to get a scanner, I'd heard very positive things about the Epson product line, so I ventured onto their path. Never again. Ever. I'm sticking with HP.
Strange thing is, once I installed the HP scanner software, my WindowsXP operating system software is actually operating the way it should. I noticed some time ago that Windows stopped doing certain things (won't bore you with the details, just trust me on this). But now, it's been miraculously restored to the 'pre-Epson' way.
I find this very strange.