Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
I do not think this is what Dylan Thomas had in mind
but it sure seems to fit.
Curses be the alignment kings!
and after the night/day I have had.
I wonder why I embrace technology
when I could hug a tree,
or an animal.
I wanted to complain in left alignment.
It seems so much more serious that way!
I have no left alignment but thank you, I am in justify! That holds some poetic justice.
Early this morning, Andrew told me, after I went to bed my desk top died. Not really died, I have not called time of death yet but as blue as it is, I do not hold out much hope.
Blue page hell, that is where I have been! You can hold what I know about computers in one tiny hand. I was lost. I F2ed and F12ed and shut down and rebooted and shook the tower a couple of times. I ran tests, I kept trying but all that remained of my loyal desk top was the blue of blues.
I worked from three am til seven am this morning...there was my relaxing weekend! I have never seen so many things inside my computer. I did not even know how to get there or that these things were there. I gallantly tried to revive my very blue screen. Restore held no magic because I could not get there. Nothing but blues and blue.
Enough of that! I loaded up my lap top that never did act right, loaded up my basic router that Wal Mart Man told me I needed, took my disgusted, short tempered, out of patience receipts back to wally world by eight am this morning.
I was prepared to do battle if necessary to complete my mission and restore my electronic kingdom. This may sound a little dramatic but that was what I was after no sleep and no success at CPR(computer programming resurrection).
First you get stickered at the door then you go to the service desk, then you go to electronics so you can return to the service desk. I did the door sticker, the service desk, and on to electronics. The man who finally came to help me went over that laptop with a fine-toothed comb. He examined the screws on the battery department and would have opened it to see if I had stolen the battery if he could have found the tool.
Needless to say, this seemed like an insult to my integrity. I sucked it up and played good. I did not enquire about his actions. I did not take personal affront over his lack of trust, I know it is his job...Man, that was hard to do. I think y'all may know how difficult it is for me to keep my mouth shut. I played nice, Mama woulda been proud.
After meeting the stamp of approval and having my "you are a thief" label removed, I asked for help...yes, I asked for help. Explained my dilemma and talked of the problems with the lap top. This man had never seen that before so we should all feel good. We could find no solutions because this problem never existed until I screwed up the laptop!
Anyway, with assistance I am now the proud owner of an All-in-one Dell Inspiron One computer. No tower!!! It is all built into the screen. Amazing! I am enthralled, excited, elated and tired! This costs about one fifth the price of my first computer.
Computer is up and running smoothly. All hooked in to the Internet, on line, surfing, emailing, posting and downloading pictures.
I have a new plan now! Plan A and Plan B actually. If I can find someone to repair my tower so I can recover some of my stuff(lost pictures) that will be the noise room computer and this fine baby will become my wireless in the quiet part of the house. B...if not, a wireless far reaching router and a lap top will be purchased. Then we will try this again.