Yes, it’s true, ladies and gentlemen… I’m sad to announce that my computer died on Tuesday morning. I tried to boot it up, and it just couldn’t do it. Our IT support had the computer all of Tuesday before determining that the hard drive was toast. Finally, yesterday at about 11:00 am, I was presented with my new hard drive. Minus all of my Internet settings and archived e-mails (ouch, that hurt!). I’ve been at this job four months, and have managed to crash my hard drive twice in that timme period!
The biggest problem was my Internet settings. I’ve always been an avid Gator user, because that program remembers all of my logins for all of my accounts online. Well, when your hard drive gets wiped out, so does Gator. Hence, I lost the information on how to log into my own blog, and couldn’t figure out the correct login and password sequence.
I’m ever thankful to the creator of Movable Type, Benjamin Trott, for being so patient with me and getting me up and running again!!!
Now let me tell you, as a ‘web’ person, I’m pretty damn useless without a computer. I spent the first half of Tuesday cleaning my desk (which is immaculent, now, I must say), and then borrowed a co-worker’s computer to check my e-mails. (I later got yelled at for borrowing her computer. EXCUSE ME for trying to remain productive while my computer is being rebuilt from the ground up!!!)
Around noon, I gave up and went home. Took the pooch for a walk, played fetch with him, and then went home to take a nap and watch Shallow Hal. It was really a nice afternoon. I guess there is a positive side to the death of a computer.
I started my Fiction Writing class on Tuesday. I think it will be mildly entertaining, but oh my, what characters are in the class! There was the girl who sat next to me and wanted to write ‘fan fiction’ for all of her assignments. That’s when you take an existing character (like Harry Potter for example) and write your own story about that character. Then, there was the guy who was concerned about being allowed to use cuss words in his compositions because if he was to be ‘true to his own voice’, he would have to use cuss words.
Ah, the life of a community college student!