Sunday, November 1, 2009

My computer died

Alas, my beloved 6-year-old Dell desktop died this morning with a poof. Yes, my stuff is backed up, but it is a huge inconvenience right now. Please be patient - no photos today, no letter post at the moment, and I will only be checking email once a day for now. Argh.

I am trying to view this as an opportunity to spend less time on the computer and more time writing letters...

10 comments:

  1. It's the magic smoke inside the computer that makes it work. Once the magic smoke gets out, that's all she wrote.

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  2. i'm so sorry! i know all too well how much that sucks. now it's time to convert you to a mac! ;)

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  3. ah I am sorry your computer died and I hope you find another one soon .

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  4. sorry to hear about your computer! glad to read that you are looking at it as an opportunity =-)

    do i see a new banner picture? it looks great...

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  5. Computers! We can't live with them and can't live without them now! They are a very inconvient convience!

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  6. Arrrgh... yeah, Chris, I knew the last wisps of magic smoke were coming out for a while. That Dell desktop of mine was a serious workhorse for nearly 6 years - a damn good life for a computer. But I'm really bad about decisions, and I haven't done any research for this... and I need my 'puter to do research... argh. The worst is the unexpected expense, but I guess it means a few more months with no new pens and fun stationery stuff. C'est la vie.

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  7. My sympathies! Hope you can get it replaced soon and without too much trouble. :-(

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  8. Ouch. I couldn't live without a computer. Glad to hear everything's backed up! Good luck getting it all sorted out.

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  9. bklyn76 - I used to be a die-hard mac user, but for software reasons I had to go PC. I briefly considered a mac again, despite the greater expense - I agree they're better machines - but the software I own and use for work both are for PC. I am not going to lay out thousands of additional dollars for mac software. Now, if my workplace were a mac environment, it would ALL be different... excuse me while I daydream.

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  10. Ah, I totally get it! For the last 6 yrs I worked and played on Mac systems only to start a new job this year that is all PC. I've had to re-learn everything I unlearned about PCs. My fingers are so used to the Apple shortcuts that it takes a lot more "thinking" now.

    Hope you get a new machine soon!

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