Posts Tagged ‘computers’

Reloading software

Friday, March 25th, 2011

My computer was suffering from the effects of being used every day for the past three years. Too many programs were taking its toll. The poor thing would go into spasms, fail to launch programs, not able to log on the Internet and keep giving messages like “I’m dreadfully sorry but I need to close now. Too bad about your unsaved work. It’s gone.”
So after much hand wringing I decided I had to reformat the hard drive. Naturally the computer gave me one last chance to change my mind. “Are you sure you want to do this? What is it going to be boy, Yes or No?” I looked for the “Maybe” button but that choice wasn’t given.
Next came the process of installing all that software. I am not sure of the reason all software has a sixty-seven encryption code that one has to enter. Possibly it’s so that you have a chance to touch every key on the keyboard at least twice. A couple of the licence codes had a font six on a gold background. I presume that was to help sale of magnifying glasses. I studied the digits for five minutes before coming to the conclusion I was holding it up-side-down.
The old computer is now working again and I can start doing real work again, or at least checking the Internet for the latest Dilbert cartoon.