Monday, March 19, 2007

Bad day

I'm having a bad day!

First of all, it's Monday. Monday's are never good because it means the weekend is over and it's back to the old grind.

But, to make this a particularly bleak Monday, I came upstairs to my home office, switched on my work laptop. I hear two beeps, it flashes up "fan error", and then it turns off. Incredulous, I tried it again. And then I tried it again, and again (what is it they say about insanity - a person who keeps doing the same thing repeatedly expecting different results). It was working fine last night when I shut it down. This morning it's not working.


I called up technical support and they are overnight shipping me a replacement laptop which I should have tomorrow morning. But, today I'm dead in the water.

I was able to contact a co-worker and get the call-in details for the teleconferences I have today. But, I can't do much other than listen since I can't access anything on my laptop (email, files, documents). It will be just like working, but with my hands tied behind my back.

The only good news here is that the replacement laptop they are sending me is the same exact model as the one I have. So, I should be able to move my harddrive from the old to the new and be back up and running (with all of my files intact).


Beck said...

I hate it when that happens! I hate computers! You can't live with them and you can't live without them!

Why don't you take the day off and go take some photos of something amazing!

Mormon Enigma said...

I hate computers!

Me too! Not good for someone who is a software developer by profession.

Why don't you take the day off and go take some photos of something amazing!

It's tempting. But, I do have some meetings I need to attend.

Plus, I have a dental appointment this afternoon.

And, my wife informed me, as she was leaving for work, that I'm responsible for dinner this evening.

And my allergies are getting bad again.

Maybe I should look into getting some cheese to go with my whine.

Thrasius said...

sorry to hear about the computer. that sucks big time. Thanks for commenting on my blog and I'm glad my post helped make your day just a bit better. God be with you my friend.

drex said...

Man, stinkin' computers. Really don't realize just how much we rely on them until they decide they don't want to play nice anymore - then we're paralyzed and can't get anything accomplished.

Mormon Enigma said...

My replacement laptop arrived about an hour ago. I moved my harddrive, memory, battery, and DVD/CDRW drive over to the replacement laptop - and now I'm up and running again.