Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Rest well old friend....
I guess the old computer that I have had here for the last 5 or 6 years has decided to extend the vacation I gave it when we left for the states awhile ago. Returning yesterday I pushed the power switch to energize the power supply which then sends power to the fan, which I did hear come back to life, but that was about all I was able to experience.
Off with the cover, there must be something that I can cajole to it to do, maybe a sharp rap on the side?
I remember that we use to fix a lot of things in the old days with a swift kick or slap on the side of the cabinet.
Nope, not this time, I tried several times to cycle the power, maybe the mouse in the squirrel caged needed to be woken up to start the 0's and 1's to start forming a parade through the processor.
Well at least my laptop is still working, maybe now is the time to simply get a docking station and say adios to having two machines. After all, that's twice the exposure to trouble.
But what about my obsession with redundancy?
Ok, well maybe just this last time we will see what the computer guru in town will say.
Computers are so cheap nowadays that they are indeed a throwaway item. My first Radio Shack TRS80 was about 1000 bucks and it had a total of almost nothing. I remember paying about $3000 dollars for a 5 megabyte hard drive for it.
It wasn't that long ago, well maybe it was, that was about 25 years ago, I think.
Gigabytes have changed since then.
What did we do before these narcotic devices, I think it was reading books, magazines and anything that had printing on them.
I kind of enjoyed the newspapers, they were real multitasking products. From reading to lining a bird cage to starting a fire and to washing windows.
The glass kind not the Bill Gates kind..............