The End of an Era

Yes, my desktop computer has gone to Jesus. Actually, it’s only mostly dead. I could, if I were so inclined, install Mandriva 2011 yet again, but I’ve done that enough for one lifetime. I’m pretty sure the hard drive has what a friend of mine calls “Sometimer’s” — sometimes it remembers its programming and sometimes it doesn’t.

So today, I’m coming to you live from my laptop, which I had to move into the office and put in my desktop’s actual place before I could use it the way I do my desktop. Thank you, Mr. Monk.

I had this desktop built for me by ecollegepc — lo, these many years ago — under the guidance of a now-ex-SIL. It was top of the line for word processing at the time, but is now what the nice kids call “legacy”. The snots call it “old skool”. The vulgarians call it “POS”, which, they tell me, is not short for Point Of Service.

Now I just have to turn around in tight little circles for a while, deciding whether to buy something out of the box, order from NewEgg, or go back to ecollegepc.

I’m a Libra, you know. Pray for me.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has to buy an important piece of equipment and finds the choices so varied and so changed from the last time, it’s bedazzling.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The End of an Era

  1. Morgan Mandel

    August 16, 2012 at 9:29am

    If you can hold out, you might find some great deals on Black Friday. I got a really great computer for the DH last year. I may even buy another for myself this time around. My desktop is still working, but the warranty will be running out, and its memory is struggling to keep up with all the changes in Facebook and Google, not to mention the animated provider ads. Maybe I’d be more inclined to buy their products if I weren’t so irritated by the inconvenience of waiting for them.

    Morgan Mandel

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      Marian Allen

      August 16, 2012 at 9:56am

      November IS just around the corner, but I don’t know if I want to wait that long. I might, once I start looking at prices!

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  2. Red Tash

    August 16, 2012 at 2:25pm

    Do I get such chuckles from these kinds of posts because I’m a Scorpio? As long as you know I’m laughing with you.

    I am sorry about the PC, though. I know how much that bites. Bytes? Bites.

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