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My tortured computer

11.23.2004

babblingdweeb

My computer tortured me

Yesterday I spent over 13 hours in my office. Thirty minutes was for lunch and I approximate sixty minutes for miscellaneous office tasks. The rest of the time was spent trying to recover my computer. I know what you are thinking, “How can someone that into computers go through the same hell I go through?” Well, at the end of the day it’s still a computer and I am still human. I make mistakes and when I do -just like you- I make the computer scream. Thankfully I got it back up and running with a little help from my pals at Microsoft…yes I caved in and called them. It took a support pit full of techs, but they figured it out and I felt redeemed when the said it was probably a one-in-ten thousand chance that it would happen…as I followed best practices to do the task I was doing. At least I didn’t pull my typical “oops!”

After that I was quite drained. I went home and vegge’d out BIG time. I have been working hard on a new layout too, but I just didn’t have the energy to work on it last night, and I don’t have the time today because I need to finish up what I worked on yesterday!

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.

– Jef Raskin

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