This is really mundane and pointless, but I just wanted to vent. The motherboard on my computer died last Saturday. I had to order a new barebones system on Monday. It probably shipped on Friday. I hadn’t really noticed how much I do on a computer that seems important to me, because in the last week, I’ve been going out of my tree with boredom, so I’ve done a bunch of other stuff to combat it.
Our house is just about spotless. All of my records and CDs are put away and organized. Every bit of laundry that could be washed has been washed and put away. The front and back yards look like a post card. I’ve watched more television in the last seven days than I have in years, which reminds me why I stopped watching television. I’ve posted to the Dope several times, but from work, or on my wife’s computer when she wasn’t using it. And I’ve cleared out hundreds of her cookies and spyware and defragged her hard drive. GAWD, I’M BORED!!!
I didn’t used to have a computer before 5 years ago. Since then, I’ve come to enjoy restoring my records that haven’t been issued on CD yet, then making CDs of them, building a database of the collection, designing CD covers, scanning and restoring old family photos, transferring video to digital and making first SVCDs and then DVDs. I miss my Usenet access. I miss all my most frequently visited websites. I can’t remember what I used to do that took up all of my time, but I must have done something for 40 years! Now, it appears I have been totally sucked into the digital culture. But I like it! It’s way more interesting to me than lots of other stuff.
Yeah, I know, you’re saying, “well why don’t you go outside?” I’ll tell you why: it’s 96 degrees with 94 percent humidity and a heat index of 106. Would you hang outside on the porch in that kind of weather? Me neither.
OK, mundane, pointless rant over. I miss my computer! Hurry up, FedEx guy!