March 09, 2007

The Coat-Tails of Technology

About seven years ago I spent a truckload of money on a computer. It was never really up to the task to begin with (such is the speed that technology moves forward) so last week I spent a lot less money on a much better machine... yadda yadda. About time too.My biggest problem was now to get the information on that machine onto this one, because I'm not much of a geek, despite evidence to the contrary.The last thing I wanted was to lose most of the stuff I'd ever written (okay, about forty percent I reckon; the other sixty is on paper or somewhere in the ether and thus retrievable). Some bright spark at work told me to remove the hard drive, flick the switch from master to slave, pop it in the new machine and away you go...Easy, huh?I guess. If you know what you're doing. Get this wrong and that's it. Wiped! I was sweating so much I just about short circuited the motherboard. But anyway, a few hours later, one machine in a thousand pieces on my floor, and the job was complete. New computer, new inspiration......but gimme the old operating system. Vista sucks.

7 comments:

Capulet said...

Computers are a great invention... shame they never work properly.

M.E Ellis said...

What the hell is Vista?

Got my current PC 2 years ago. Fast as feck when I got it, slow-mo now. Wanker.

I just had to pop back here. Every time I visit your blog my connection drops.

You trying to tell me something, Mr. Ross?

:o)

The Missus said...

tell me about it-is that why you spend twice as long in this thing now?

Brian G Ross said...

Yes, and since I installed Vista I can't seem to leave any posts either! Technology ain't so great after all...

johnny said...

Never heard of Vista, but I'm gladded i stumbled across your Blog Brian.

Hope things are going well.

Johnnyelvis

Chya Roh said...

Heh, I'm not planning on touching Vista until service pack 2 comes out. Even Dell are now backtracking and allowing you to choose either XP or Vista.

Just saw your posting on the shadowedrealms forum. I'm also in a constant email refresh waiting for a reply to my submissions. I'm guessing that this one is proving really, really popular.

Christian (in Australia)

Brian G Ross said...

Thanks for stickin' by the blog folks - I promise more regular updates in future.