It has been a weekend of technical issues, it seems. Current Mood:
Thursday: I learned that my email was spoofed, so if you get any emails that look like they're from me (but not my email address), then that's what it is. I've changed my password, just in case. I ran my malware scans just in case, too, but all my systems are clean. Hopefully it's just a temporary occurrence and will go away soon.
Friday: I contacted Amazon on Tuesday because my Kindle Fire 7HD (2012) was imploding. My battery kept cycling on and off when plugged in, with the warning popping up, and then the system lost the carousel / apps access, so I couldn't do anything. It was suggested I do a factory reset, which I really didn't want to do considering I had 10GB of content downloaded on there, but there was no other option. I also couldn't do it while on the phone with the representative, since I had to charge up to 40% and that would take all night. A factory reset the next day seemed to fix the problem, or so I thought. Alas, the battery still wouldn't charge when plugged in, so I contacted them again and they offered me a $10 discount on the cheapest Fire (they first offered on the most expensive one, but I just need something for email / net / comic reading while in bed and around the house). So, I've got a new tablet coming tomorrow and it only cost me $30. Not bad. Also got the collected editions of the Hawkeye comic since I wanted to read them when I got an accessible tablet again.
Saturday: I (foolishly) thought I could run through the set-up of Windows 10 on my PC to try it out before installing on my laptop. The download itself took me from 9AM to 6PM because I kept hitting "not enough memory, please delete some programs" warnings. Round and round we went. I finally got far enough in that I could install the back-up copy on the external hard drive and the download finished. I've got the installation set for 9AM tomorrow morning. Here's hoping that a) it doesn't take all day to install and b) it doesn't completely break the computer. I also got the idea to upload my Calibre library to my Box account while I was on the PC anyway. That's still uploading because I didn't realize I had over 2GB of fanfiction, books, and comics on there. But at least if I get it into the cloud I can set up access from anywhere. Bright side?
So, tomorrow I get to play with my shiny new tablet and get that set up...if I finish my law class research on schedule. It's a never-ending process on that front. Fair use and fandom is a tricky area, especially in law research.