The death of a Superstar?

There sometimes is an occasion in the tides of man when only one word will suffice to sum up a situation.

Last night, that occasion occurred.

“Fuck” I roared, as a message came up un my screen telling me that my hard disk was about to fail.

Sandy ran for cover; Herself muttered something uncomplimentary and Minnie actually stopped eating for a moment.

I did a backup of everything and then ran a check on the disk.

Fucking thing packed up.

This morning I ran some more tests.  Everything seemed to be OK, so I started on a wee project I had been asked to do for one of the newspapers.

The fucking computer crashed with a grinding noise.

I’m flying on one engine at the moment.  I have a feeling this machine is about to expire.  One of several futures awaits me.

Maybe it is sorry for scaring me and will carry on working normally, in which case the world can breathe a sigh of relief.

I am about to run some software on it, and that could mean a rebuild, in which case the world will have to survive without Grandad for a few days.

Or it could blow up.

This could be the last post?

Is Grandad about to expire?

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The death of a Superstar? — 11 Comments

  1. Becky – I hope not. I’m about to do some surgery.

    If I don’t make it through, think kindly of me and light a candle when the power runs out.

  2. No sense in “passing on”. I don’t think you and Farrah Fawcett are headed for the same place. You might meet Mikey though.

  3. Jim C – Aw Jayzus! I hope not Mikey? I’d smash his nose in if he had one….

    Maxi – Don’t worry. I always get Herself to check your links first.

    Kirk M – The new fucker. It seems to be working now. I found one dud file! Will we be the last two left at the end?

  4. Okay, I replied to your last comment but it got away from me so I decided to dump it.

    Of course, if you really wanted to read it….

    Keep going….

    Grandad – The last ones? God, I hope not. We’d end up in the doldrums for certain if we were the only two left cruising around on working PC’s. But now that I think of it there’s always the Mac crowd but I’m not sure if they’re tech savvy enough to fix a rotten Apple if they needed too with all that “It Just Works” stuff they keeping blowing their horn about (is that a tease or what?). Of course there’s the Linux folks too but 0.9% is pretty scarce when you start cruising around the ol’ WWW.

    Now what was I saying?
    .-= >> Kirk M´s latest brainfart .. Lacking posts but accomplishing more? =-.

  5. Mmm… so that’s where my Trojan Horse went…
    Was trying to ‘take it out’ with a counter virus: i.e., W’evil’ Worm (sent to me free from a worm espionage site) when the fecking equine suddenly charged off screaming something about telling its Grandad…?
    Stuck with that wretched worm now – which is multiplying rapidly and threatening to take over world computers tonight at 9.pm… sigh… ‘Bout time I bought ‘Internet for Dummies’ I’m thinking.
    .-= >> Geri Atric´s latest brainfart .. INVIGORATED! =-.

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