7.18.2011

Hold Your Horses. All Of Them.

Well. My computer at home has been broken for a few weeks and it is going to stay that way for a few more. I have a few entries that I have written but have not published because they have all been redundant, boring even. You really want to see me bitch about Krugman again? He has nothing new to add (ie he still assumes that Obama is trying to do right by the majority of the citizens of this country and failing and therefore in need of helpful advice) and neither do I.

On top of the computer, at least three components in my studio are in dire need of repair, two of which have already spent time in the shop over the last couple of months (the computer was repaired in April and I have had to reformat the hard drive monthly since then - sadly this fix no longer works). It will probably take me at least through the end of August before I catch up to to where I was last weekend. Being broke is pretty exciting. I'm almost tempted to start working part-time just to see how much worse things can get.

While I can, obviously, write at work, I find that I don't do my best constantly looking over my shoulder. I also can't preview music and movie clips, which is certainly having a negative impact on my ability to post on certain other blogs I have been invited to post on (patience please). So it will be a while before anything here is worth reading or linking to again.

So how you?

6 comments:

Karl Franz Ochstradt said...

Are you handy with tools and self-repair? Computers are actually pretty simple machines, you can probably fix the issues yourself. Installing a new hard drive is very easy. New hard drives are cheap-ish, especially if your storage needs are in the GB and not TB range.

Workplace posting... just catch your supervisor browsing eBay for Hummel figurines, then you'll have some slack to do your own!

:-p said...

If I had a PC I could do the work myself, but I bought an iMac due to Apple having bought out a certain software company to make that software Apple-only. No way I could have afforded an easier-to-repair tower instead.

My employers are hypocrites. There's literally no wrongdoing on their part that I could identify as leverage to justify my own. The owner behaves badly as a matter of course. Management supports it out of of loyalty or fear.

Karl Franz Ochstradt said...

Yeah employers are that way, aren't they?

Even when I worked for myself, I found the boss a jerk! His problem, if I may be so bold, was laziness. No marketing efforts at all! Pretty soon the work dried up and he just wondered who was to blame. You know who he blamed? Me! The audacity!

Macs are pretty self-contained and not user-serviceable, eh? Never owned or used one myself. Seen plenty of 'em, lots of friends have 'em.

:-p said...

The iMacs, being that they are both the monitor and the system unit in one enclosure, are difficult to service. The standard towers probably are not. They also cost twice as much.

Most bosses suck, including ourselves, but some of them are at least aware of it. I find that helps a bit.

W. Kasper said...

Cos I 'learned the ropes' on computers via Macs, I'm pretty confined to their 'logic' now. PCs seem too scattered and 'busy' (if you know what I mean) to an irritating degree (why do they have to constantly ask you questions about every goddam thing?)

Problem is, Macs are basically luxury items that don't really match my my income 'bracket'. Their whole marketing regime is to encourage claustrophobic brand loyalty and fleece users accordingly. It's cheaper to buy new ones than repair anything substantial. I also hate going to those smug little fantasias known as Mac Stores.

:-p said...

I appreciate the simplicity of Macs too, mostly because I was a DOS user at a very young age and still find that the most straightforward OS I ever used. Obviously OSX is a bit different than an operating system that relies on the entry of text but they share a certain directness.

What I hold against Apple and their stores is the sense of the lost possibility of the future that they embody. The sleek aesthetics of the store and of the devices themselves and of the software all leads to a dead end of bland, complacent self actualization. iTouch indeed.