Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thankfully There is Always Something to Whine About
I had gotten used to slow. I had gotten used to it's idiosyncrasies, foibles, and tendency to break wind at the drop of a hat. Like a comfortable pair of old shoes finally being re-fitted with new soles and heels, it looks the same but once again I find myself breaking those old shoes in again. Stiff and awkward, the shoes and I will need to become re-acquainted.
Nothing got wiped out. It is all still there, just slightly out of order. My friend came back from the Computer Heaven Spa and Retreat with new procedures and routines that insist no matter how old a dog I am, I must learn some new tricks if I want to play with my old friend like we used to. The relationship has changed. My friend has changed and is adamant that I change also.
Okay, well, I don't wanna change. A man gets used to things a certain way, things in certain places, order and chaos set up to his liking and when someone comes along, whether it be a mechanical someone or a flesh and blood someone and changes everything, it is a natural response of a real man to resist, even when it makes no sense to resist. Real men know exercising futilely is some of the best exercise there is. Just look at our political system if you are in need of evidence.
So here I sit in front of my new/old computer and am happy to report that I sit grumpy once again. My machine is fixed, but now it is "too fixed". Any concerns I may have had at a possible drop in whine factor evaporated as soon as I opened up my "bookmarks". Nothing was as I left it. This, which was up here next to that is now down there next to something else. The seldom visited links I had moved to the bottom out of the way were now gumming up the works at the top, middle, bottom, and everything in between.
Life is beautiful again. I can still complain about these damn computers with conviction and a false sense of victim hood that comes with the notion that all machines are inherently evil and are just waiting for the chance to ruin my day at any opportunity.
I'll visit everyone soon. It's back to the bike shop for now...................................
Image has nothing to do with the post. Just one of my valve caps on my current favorite ride. Posted for BBC's enjoyment and to let everyone know, this monkey is at play again.
And just because I just today re-discovered this tune I offer up this:
**** Seems my new safety features will not allow U Tube to load onto my blog. There are also some other issues with things being blocked and refused. Let me know if this video worked for those of you who might try it.