Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fucking Computers

"That son of a bitch would freeze up in the middle of summer on the equator!"**

I'm not sure how old the computer in my home office is. I do know that it holds digital pictures from Christmas 2002 to the present. Agendas and meeting minutes as far back as 2002. Investment spreadsheets at least seven years old. Quicken records back to 2001.

It is hooked up to two printers but it won't PRINT. When it acts up the only option is to fucking unplug it from the wall. Which happens twice a day. And did I mention it's a desk top? Attached to the godforsaken wall?

I'm not known for self restraint, but trust me when I tell you this; it is taking every ounce of strength I have not to throw this piece of shit out the window.

**Mr. Parker ,"A Christmas Story"

7 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Do you have a birthday coming up? I'm thinking laptop.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I do hope you have everything backed up. That was happening with ours right before the motherboard quit.

DaisyJo said...

Please tell me you have a back up system. An external hard drive? Anything?

The Freshman's old computer actually burst into flames one afternoon, and he lost hundreds of music files and pictures.

Ree said...

Copy everything you can off. And use that thing as a doorstop and find some way to get yourself a new computer. They're really not that expensive anymore. All you need are the basics. - Internet access and ability to hook up an external hard drive.

Even the cheapies have to be better than something that makes it impossible to work on.

Like how I give advice when I'm working on my work laptop? snort. ;-)

Fannie Mae said...

Holy crap people, we're not morons! Yes, backed up on external hard drive. And I've been humming "If I had a laptop" a la "Fiddler On The Roof" for months. I'm just sayin'.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I'm still in mourning over my laptop that died last summer. I've been using the desktop computer upstairs. We've established a routine but I'm not pleased about being stationary.

Poppy Buxom said...

The worst thing about getting a new computer is finding a way to get rid of the old one. They're a hazardous waste disposal problem, and charities don't want them if they're over two years old.

I just took three desktops, two old laptops, and two big printers to a women's club that was accepting old computers and anything that plugs into a computer, regardless of condition.

WHAT A RELIEF.

Enjoy your new laptop--when you get it.