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11 January 2011

Computers Arghhhhhh!!!

Just venting here.  These electronic boxes have taken over my life, indeed they seem to contain my entire life.  How did it get like that, when I said Noooo, we aren't going to let this be the centre of the universe, the internet will be handy for occasional use, ha, how many people fell off the chair at that one!
So I'm venting cos these electronic gismos are causing grief.
First the printer, which still hasn't been replaced.  Last night the netbook refused to switch on, it done that before, but after much poking prodding and shaking its back woking.
But today the external hard drive which contains ALL my stuff is not working.  I don't keep anything on the main computer in case it fails, so everything is on an additional external drive.  It appears to be the power cable, which of course is not just a cable comes with a huge box thing in the middle of it - every gismo in the house seems to have one, and none of them are interchangeable, mad!  Will You (me) go and see about a new one - err no, the moment there's a technical question I will glaze over.  Heck I still use a carriage return, stop shouting hit Enter at me!!
All is not totally lost if the drive is dead cos of lack of power - we are good and do back up everything regularly and it was last done over the Xmas/New Year break, so not that much will be lost - and this is where my little record book comes into its own, cos it will say what it is I've done and when, so I can check for the latest bits.  And there's irony here... last week I ordered some disposable fountain pens, perhaps they should have been quills?  Sigh

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