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Thursday.

Today was a shit day for my plans as a writer. My laptop decided it hated me, and there was much bitterness and threats involving machinery that grinds and smashes and breaks. As a result, my afternoon was lost in violence.

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joey_j0jo
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
Ah. Technology these days. Amazing.
benpeek
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC)
it's a bitch.

but i love it. i wish i had the money for new shiny technology.
joey_j0jo
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)
Ah. My computer is a bitch, but I love it too.
I wouldn't swap it for a new shiny one. =)
benpeek
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
my laptop is this old, brick like thing i bought at an auction years back. it's like a relic these days. my pc is still grooving, though, and showing me the love, so i wouldn't swap that. maybe some new upgrades though... the least so i could play world of warcraft :)

shadowsandice
Jan. 6th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
This laptop has been nice to my so far. Aside from blue screening if I try and run Diablo 2. And to be honest, I don't have time for Diablo anyway.

That said, there's no way I'm buying a Dell. Too fucking heavy for one.
benpeek
Jan. 6th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
my laptop couldn't even run space invaders, i don't think. well, i lie, it does say pentium somewhere.

you gotten sleep yet?
future_conduit
Jan. 6th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
my computer is a shiny new machine. it has an Athlon64 bit 3000+ processor. it was riddled with problems when i first got it. it use to crash when i hit the F6 button and would constantly burn unreadable CD's. so i threatened it with violence, wiggled a few cables, updated a couple of drivers, re-installed everything twice, threw things at it and swore a lot, then left it in a dark cupboard with out food or sunlight for a week or so so it could think about what it had done. it now seems to be behaving itself.

i always use this analogy (because i like it):

NASA spent umpteen gazillion dollars of taxpaying Americans' money to develop a pen that could write smoothly in zero gravity. a nice pen i'm sure. but, to this day Russian cosmonaught's simply use a pencil.
davidcook
Jan. 6th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
The space pen.
Actually, the real story is more like this .
(summary: USA and USSR used pencils originally. Pencils can be hazardous in space (broken bits coming off, for example). A private company developed the pen, and offered it to NASA. They tested it, found it suitable and safe for use in space, and now both American and Soviet spacefarers use it ... )
future_conduit
Jan. 7th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: The space pen.
oh, cool. that shatters my analogy, but hey.

cheers.
benpeek
Jan. 6th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
if i could buy a pencil that typed for me, i think i would.

anyhow, i don't think putting my laptop in a dark space is going to make it magically turn into something new. maybe if i sprinkle it with holy water or somethign.
ceret
Jan. 7th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC)
Whom the Gods would curse, they first give laptops.
benpeek
Jan. 7th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
to rob you of your fertility, right?
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