Amoeba and I each have our own printers. Â That’s because he detests mine and wrote a couple of posts explaining why. Â Mine has a couple of quirks that cause us to wonder if shipping it across the deep blue sea is such a great idea. Â With that thought in mind, I decided I’d better install the software for his printer on my computer — except I have no idea where I hid the CDs.
Fine. Â I know which printer we he has so I go online to download the drivers and, perhaps because I visited torrents download first and the computer thought I wanted as much information as I could get in one place, I was offered a download file of megaÂ proportionsÂ for which the processÂ — even with our high speed “get it now” cable — Â would take an hour and a half.
Again, fine. Â If that’s what it takes, that’s what it takes. Â EXCEPT, an hour and a half later when the download ended and I tried to install the software, I received a “corrupt file” message. Â So, I have no printer drivers AND I am missing an hour and a half of my life.
Amoeba detests my printer because it is Lexmark. Â I detest his because it is Hewlett Packard. Â Maybe someday we’ll find one we both love, but in the meantime I am not a happy camper.