Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Broken. Blah.

One minute I'm happily entering my symptoms into, self-diagnosing myself with swine flu and liver disease; the next my computer screen goes white and a folder with a question mark is flashing in front of me. A trip to the so-called Genius Bar in the Mac shop reveals that it seems like the hard drive has died.

"And why would that happen?"

"Dunno. Sometimes hard drives die for no reason at all."

This is why I hate stuff like computers and cars. If you buy a really expensive dress, you know that you'll have it forever, unless you lose it or wash it instead of dry cleaning it or what have you. But you know that you have control over its general well being. There is no such guarantee with Macs. Apparently you don't have to do anything at all to kill a hard drive. And of course I don't have it backed up. I only know what backing up is because of the Sex and the City episode where Carrie's Mac crashes. "Ha ha I'm like a fatter, more unemployed version of Carrie in that episode where her Mac breaks", I joke to the Genius man. He doesn't get it. I feel like Brüno when he tells redneck Donny that he is so Samantha. That's my second favourite line in Brüno. The first is "I'm committing carbicide". I'm totally going to use that in my own life. LE