I Said Wha-what?
What a Monday.
There's nothing that strikes terror in the heart of an Internet addict more than a computer that refuses to boot up.
This morning I arose at 8, made coffee, warmed up a nice low fat apricot scone and sat down for my ritual e-mail read.
Last night I'd been trying to upload some games on my iPod and suddenly I noticed the iPod would no longer turn on. Oh well, it was late and I figured I'd mess with it after a good night's sleep.
So, I logged off, then turned off the computer, thinking whatever issues my iPod was having could be fixed with a fresh PC boot.
I tried everything any reasonable chimpanzee would do to get the damn thing to start but it would not. I got messages like,
"YOUR PC FAILED TO BOOT: CODE/C:/W2W\CODE:IH\23WQ830/PRESS F10 TO RECOVER"
Yeah well, F10 can go fuck itself and take all the other F's with it.
Fortunately, I had a spare computer stashed at a friend's house. Alas, he did not answer but his cranky wife did, so I had to be extra sweet and ask her permission to come get my own damn computer.
So here I am with my replacement computer, you know, the one with none of my files and no sound card.
NO SOUND CARD.
Bye bye, You Tube.
See ya, gaming.
Tootle loo, music.
I plan to ask the woman across the street to fix the broken one. She's got a Master's degree in computer-something. She also likes to whine about her many problems. But I don't care, I just want some sound and all my photos back.
Is that too much to ask?
WHAT? I can't hear you.