Sunday 12th November 2006
Ok, I realise I just wrote less than a week ago, but you literally will not BELIEVE what happened to me!
Most of you already know about my complete inability to use any kind of technology without having a total meltdown, and my track record currently includes single-handedly (but accicentally) crashing an entire room full of computers not just once, but twice so
However, after my poor laptop, Bob, bit the dust over the summer, I decided to try out one of these new-fangled applemacs that people keep telling me about. Everyone says they are a million times better than pc’s, and so I got one in August, to replace poor Bob (RIP).
I must admit I’ve been loving my new shiny white mac laptop, and it’s been fine until last week when it suddenly refused to turn on.
I tried everything, and finally got it to turn on, but only after a loud scary beeping noise, and I could tell that it clearly wasn’t happy.
My first thought was that it was in a mood with me because after three months I still haven’t named it (I’m having trouble finding a suitable name – suggestions are welcome).
However, after a few days of scary beeping noises I took it to the mac shop to get help.
The technician there was very friendly and knowlegable, and he clearly knew his stuff. I
explained the problem to him, and he said “oh yeah, it’s RSS, don’t worry, you just need some updated software, … blah blah … some big techno-words here… blah blah … not a problem, leave it with me”
Well, I had to ask the dumb, obvious, un-tecchie question,
“What exactly is RSS?”
“Oh, it’s Random Shutdown Syndrome”
WELL OF COURSE IT IS!!!!
So, clearly my technophobia is not in fact just in my head, I am actually cursed by the techno-fairies to forever be locked outside the doorway to technology, standing in the cold snow, shivering and watching through the window at all the happy techno-able people
surfing and USB’ing and DSL’ing and using other acronyms willy-nilly.
BUT SERIOUSLY, I HAVE RANDOM SHUTDOWN SYNDROME!!!
I mean, that’s just not funny.
My poor laptop (insert name here) actually has a syndrome!
Luckily I’m still well under the warranty, so they fixed it for free, and assured me that it wouldn’t happen again, although apparently it’s been a problem with loads of new macs recently.
So, I am now typing this from my newly-placated mac, but I definitely need a name, just in case!
I’m thinking about Fred, but I’m not sure yet.
Sorry to bore you all with that massive outburst, but I mean, come on!
take it easy guys,
loads of love