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I actually have more heavier posts in mind, but, I just don’t have the energy.
You see, right after I made my last post, my kitten actually killed my PC. My PC sits on the floor next to my legs under my desk. My cat likes to sit atop the PC and bother me for attention. As per norm, I was a bit chilled, so I covered my legs with what I can an “old man’s blanket”. My cat was patting at me and got his claws stuck in the fabric of my blanket. …… Have you ever seen a cat react to such an occasion? Well, he knocked over my PC …. and killed my hard drive. Now, I know a great many tricks to bring a hard drive back to life. Unfortunately, none of them worked. I took it to work so the IT people could have a look at it (I no longer work in the IT field). They have a number of tools available. They didn’t work, either. Frustration and time consumption was what occupied me for most of last week. At the time, I thought that was my biggest immediate challenge.
I was soon introduced to a much greater concern and challenge. I would have had my PC up and running by now, but, there was a medical emergency in my immediate family. I spent Sat, Sun, and Monday in the ER and ICU. I brought her home yesterday, went to work today. I’m tired.
And, yes, everything is fine, now. There is a quote …..
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. — William Congreve
I spent a few days in uncertainty, and, thus, fear. It’s exhausting. What I’ve learned is that you just need to give it to God. I pray I don’t have to relearn such a lesson again.
Back to brighter notes ……
This post is being generated by a PC I call “old faithful”. I actually had to do a couple of tricks to bring her back to PC life! I used this PC when I first started blogging. Heck, I was using it well before I started blogging! I had to bring her back momentarily last year, and momentarily the year before. I don’t remember all the fun things I did to this PC, but, I did upgrade the processor and tripled the RAM. I also did some great hard drive stuff! It’s a dual boot (used to have a Unix) with 3 drives and 5 virtual drives. As I recall, she started as a simple Win XP sp1. I used to have her overclocked, but, she just got too hot. I’m using the XP side right now because there’s not much on the other boot. I password protected my Unix and forgot the password …… so, there’s Win 7, but, it’s fresh and not much else on it. The thing is, I can’t seem to kill it! Every time I think it’s dead, I play with it for a bit, and it comes back! I’m thinking about RAIDing her to see how that might improve the performance. But, for right now, I’m going to play a mindless game, Ages of Empires II. I haven’t for years.