Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Web Wednesday: The Sad News

There is no Web Wednesday today because yesterday my computer died.

It had been ill for quite a while, and I've been vacillating between getting it fixed and buying a new one. I'd love to have a new one, but, as we've discussed before, I'm tighter than Beyonce's sweaters, and I hate the idea of spending that much money. (I'm also a techno-snob, so don't bother to suggest I could buy something low-end for cheap.) So, I kept putting it off, knowing that Something Bad was going to happen.

And, sure enough, yesterday when I got home from work, ready to finish up my assignment for Dedene, who has generously agreed to tutor me in French via Skype, my machine had blue screened, and no amount of restarts would get it past the death screen.

I'm using Old Dog's really old dog of a laptop (purchased second-hand from Ye Olde Job after the sales team had pronounced it too decrepit to use anymore) to write this, but I don't have access to my hard drive, and all the cool videos people have sent me.

So, no Web Wednesday and no French lesson today.

I loaded Word onto this chien ancien this morning, so maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to pull off Fiction Friday.

15 comments:

Maelstrom said...

Unless you're a gamer or do video processing, current low end computers should suite your needs just fine.

Kate said...

Sorry to hear about the PC - hope the spare works until it is fixed

Kate xx
http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com/

Poindexter said...

sorry for your loss - it's such a personal thing! Requiem for a computer...

Rachel Cotterill said...

Hope you get it fixed (or find a new one) soon.

suzicate said...

So sorry about your pc. Can only imagine how you feel...amazing our dependency on them, almost like breathing!

ladyfi said...

Yikes... remember, even a low end computer these days is a sleek mean machine!

SkylersDad said...

I agree with all the others that a low end machine will do just fine for most.

notthatkindofgirlblog said...

Yikes. Rest in peace, little dude, off in that perpetual blue-screen in the sky.

Chef E said...

My fingers are crossed for you! I will throw mine out the window your way as I pass through soon :)

Berowne said...

French lessons vis Skype, and with Dedene.
What other marvels does technology have in store for us?

K said...

I have computer issues Hope it comes back to life or you get a new one soon.

Mammatalk said...

Much condolences on your computer. I know how that feels!

Frogs in my formula said...

Peut-ĂȘtre? Don't tease me like that. Tu es tres cruel. Zut alors!

Steven G said...

We could fax each other messages where we work, or I've heard of this new technology where you can physically upload a series of 10 specific numeral digits, and then if the person at the other end of "the line" decides to respond to your "call", you can actually talk to them in real time. It's crazy, and I have no idea if it will catch on, but it sounds really awesome.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh splurge..you can't take it with you! :)

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