Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Computers: The Rest of the Story
Hi folks—just quickly checking in to let you know that things are indeed back to normal computer-wise here in Robert Frost’s Banjo land. Of course, things are a bit different, since I did manage to pick up a laptop along the way, but that will take its rightful (& most appropriate) place as a secondary machine & travel machine. The old desktop clunker is back up & running. The CPU had gone completely on the fritz (explaining the machine’s recent proclivity to run out of memory & then do all sorts of wild & unpredictable things, most of them a bit unpleasant). This of course finally manifested itself by the machine not doing anything at all, which is extraordinarily unpleasant.
Anyway, just a helpful hint to anyone out there—having my stuff thoroughly backed up made this whole situation a lot better than it could have been—I’ve been in that other position in the past & don’t want to be there again. So if you’re not already, how’s about getting on some consistent back-up plan so when something bad goes down with the ol’ computer it’ll just be a case of dealing with a malfunctioning machine—not a case of losing personal work or mementos.
Thanks for the well wishes during the down time! & thanks Eberle for the computer time!