There are times when computers p*ss me off.
When I say ‘times’, I really mean ‘all the time’.
In the evening, I usually bung my computer into Hibernate. That way, I don’t have to go through the painful process of opening each program in the morning.
I fired up my ‘puter this morning, and it did its usual thing of trying to update everything at once. That takes an age because the anti-virus is fighting with Windows, and Windows is fighting with some other program, because they all reckon they have first dibs on my internet connection.
Anyway, the anti-virus won and updated itself. Then it farted at me and told me I needed to reboot.
B*ll*x! I had to frantically check everything to make sure it was saved, before the reboot. And of course that never goes smoothly. Half my programmes insist that they want to complain to Microsoft because they are stuck.
Anyway I rebooted.
As soon as I did, Windows got into the queue and it has started updating itself. Now I know that any second it’s going to demand another reboot. It can f*ck off. I’ve had enough of that for one day.
On another note – I emptied my Recycle bin today. I remember to do this about once every six months. It’s not like my usual bin which is emptied on Tuesdays.
Now, what worries me is that I am throwing away millions upon millions upon millions of bits of information here. Where do they go? Is it into landfill? Is there a huge hole somewhere that is gradually filling up with the contents of peoples recycle bins?
Or is the information actually recycled as its name implies? Am I re-using all those letters and numbers at this very moment? Am I writing with recycled text? What guarantee have I that a rude picture mightn’t decide to recycle itself into the next letter I write to my solicitor?
Now I’m worried again…….