Technical problems


#1

I’m currently running the latest version of GirlFriend and I’ve been having some problems lately. I’ve been running the same version of DrinkingBuddies 1.0 forever as my primary application, and all the GirlFriend releases I’ve tried have always conflicted with it.

I hear that DrinkingBuddies won’t crash if GirlFriend is run in background mode and the sound is turned off. But I’m embarrassed to say I can’t find the switch to turn the sound off. I just run them separately, and it works okay.

Girlfriend also seems to have a problem co-existing with my Golf program, often trying to abort Golf with some sort of timing incompatibility. I probably should have stayed with GirlFriend 1.0, but I thought I might see better performance from GirlFriend 2.0. After months of conflicts and other problems, I consulted a friend who has had experience with GirlFriend 2.0. He said I probably didn’t have enough cache to run GirlFriend 2.0, and eventually it would require a Token Ring to run properly. He was right - as soon as I purged my cache, it uninstalled itself.

Shortly after that, I installed GirlFriend 3.0 beta. All the bugs were supposed to be gone, but the first time I used it, it gave me a virus anyway. I had to clean out my whole system and shutdown for a while.

I very cautiously upgraded to GirlFriend 4.0. This time I used a SCSI probe first and also installed a virus protection program. It worked okay for a while until I discovered that GirlFriend 1.0 was still in my system. I tried running GirlFriend 1.0 again with GirlFriend 4.0 still installed, but GirlFriend 4.0 has a feature I didn’t know about that automatically senses the presence of any other version of GirlFriend and communicates with it in some way, which results in the immediate removal of both versions. The version I have now works pretty well, but there are still some problems. Like all versions of GirlFriend, it is in some obscure language that I can’t understand, much less reprogram. Frankly I think there is too much attention paid to the look and feel rather than the desired functionality. Also, to get the best connections with your hardware, you usually have to use gold-plated contacts. And I’ve never liked how GirlFriend was totally ‘‘object-oriented.’’

A year ago, a friend of mine upgraded his version of GirlFriend to GirlFriendPlus 1.0, which is a Terminate and Stay Resident version of GirlFriend. He discovered that GirlFriendPlus 1.0 expires within a year if you don’t upgrade to Fiancee 1.0. So he did, but soon after that, he had to upgrade to Wife 1.0, which he describes as a huge resource hog. It has taken up all his space, so he can’t load anything else. One of the primary reasons he decided to go with Wife 1.0 was because it came bundled with FreeSexPlus. Well, it turns out the resource allocation module of Wife 1.0 sometimes prohibits access to FreeSexPlus, particularly the new Plug-Ins he wanted to try. On top of that, Wife 1.0 must be running on a well warmed-up system before he can do anything. Although he did not ask for it, Wife 1.0 came with MotherInLaw, which has an automatic pop-up feature he can’t turn off.

I told him to try installing Mistress 1.0, but he said he heard if you try to run it without first uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before doing the uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.0 won’t install anyway because of insufficient resources.


#2

That’s pretty funny uh-oh, but in the future, I would post a comment above something taken from somewhere else on the internet so that people won’t think that you wrote it.


#3

I thought it was funny too. I didn’t mean anyone to post a serious response (except maybe another joke to add to the thread.)
I figured people browsing the open forum might actually like something amusing to read for a change instead of the usual “loser A lectures loser B” on how they should behave online or in Taiwan.
I did subesequently try post the source website(as it contains a LOT of archived funny material), but it was removed by the moderators. I guess other websites are forbidden to be mentioned here …


#4

Hi, uh-oh, last time I checked, there was no restriction about posting links to other websites on these forums. Hell, a couple of moderators have links to their websites in their signatures! (I won’t name names)

There are actually a couple of threads specifically about links to other Taiwan-related websites (I think I started one myself!).

If the link you posted was removed by the moderator, I’d figure there was a good reason for it – like there may have been something problematic with something else on that site, something that violated our terms and conditions. I don’t know this for a fact. But I do know that we don’t mind linking to other websites


#5
quote[quote]I did subsequently try to post the source website (as it contains a LOT of archived funny material), but it was removed by the moderators. I guess other websites are forbidden to be mentioned here ....[/quote] Nah, that's not it at all. It's the nature of the site you were linking to. While it did have some joke links and stuff like that, most of it was hardcore porn - "Nasty Schoolgirls" and stuff like that. So while I have added that page to my "favourites" list [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img] , I did take it off of this thread. Hope you can understand... [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]