So our little Piglet is actually doing pretty well. We force fed her more calcium than we were probably supposed to for a few weeks. And while it took a couple weeks she slowly started to be able to move her back legs again, then was slowly able to grip things with her legs. …then walk around and get to the food bowl on her own. I’m pleasantly surprised by her progress. She’s still slightly on the gimpy side, and she may always require a private gecko apartment to avoid bullying but she’s really doing quite well. She even started to be able to jump short distances again not too long ago. I was terribly excited the first night she attempted a jump. I wanted her to get better (I still want her to get well enough to try for eggs with Little Dude) but I didn’t know if she’d actually make it to the point where I wouldn’t have to feed her with a dropper every couple days, I mean she couldn’t even walk! Amazing!
…. my computer on the other hand is a fucking disaster. Disaster. I will never buy another Dell. I think next time I’ll get a mac because then when something’s not working I can take it to the store. And speak with a human. Who will probably speak English. I spent I kid you not 1.5 FULL hours straight on the phone with the dell tech support line with Indians.
First I called the warranty people and mine was obviously expired after two years, but for a mere $120 they would renew it for a year. I took them up on it because I’ve already reformatted the harddrive twice and it’s still fucked up. The first person I spoke with after reupping my warranty tried to explain that I needed to buy the accident insurance too because accidental damage wasn’t covered. And she kept repeating herself until I said “I don’t want the accident insurance because it hasn’t been in an accident. I haven’t dropped it, nothing has been spilled on it”. Then the second time I spoke with a person she tried to tell me it was my battery, and that dell recommends replacing my battery after 1 year and mines overdue, on and on, until I finally said “LISTEN, it’s not my battery. My battery lasts for hours. My battery is FINE“. Then they started with the damn disconnecting. I must have been disconnected 4 times. “ohhhh let me transfer you to tech support”… or “hold on just a minute while I look that up”…. and every time I got disconnected it took another 10minutes of the phone tree to try and get back to a human. And godforbid you don’t answer the electronic phone tree questions right or the computer says “goodbye” I was SO IRRITATED.
Two different tech support people tried to troubleshoot the computer. (The first one disconnected me while I was running a diagnostic–not that it matters anyway because the screen was all pixilated with bizarre looking illegible characters anyway) Finally my good friend “Cuneet” said he would overnight me a box to ship my computer in. So my computer is across the country now, hopefully getting a lobotomy?