Tuesday, January 19, 2010

R.I.P. (019/365)

2010 01 19 IMG_3700w 
“And they were singing,
’bye-bye, Miss American Pie.’
Drove my Chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin', ‘this'll be the day that I die.
this'll be the day that I die.’

They were singing,
’bye-bye, Miss American Pie.’
Drove my Chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin', ‘this'll be the day that I die.’”

McLean, Don. "American Pie."  Lyrics.  American Pie.  United Artists, 1971.

TIME:  7:39 PM
PLACE:  Kitchen
SUBJECT:  Dell notebook & rosary

Monday morning I awoke to a blue screen and a whole bunch of words on my Dell notebook.  I was on my way to take a shower so I didn’t even read what was there, I just pressed the button to do a hard reboot.  It never regained consciousness.  Later that morning, I took it to a computer repair shop for diagnosis. They called today.  The motherboard had expired.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is, we use an on-line back up service (Carbonite) for our documents, pictures and music files, so those are not lost.  And, my hard drive is still accessible - so I will be able to get to all my programs.  The other good news is…Now I will get a new notebook!  It’s definitely going to be another Dell.  This one lasted over 5 years and until yesterday, didn’t give me an ounce of trouble.  Rest in peace my electronic friend, you served me well.

9 comments:

SaraG said...

RIP Dell Computer!!
I have always bought dell desktops for our work computer! We have had real good luck with them.
Very cool photo!!
Take care

Mari said...

Awww- sad to see your old "friend" go!

~Just me again~ said...

RIP ....sorry to hear of your loss...but know that he's in a better place ;)

Monica said...

I am so glad your computer died! Well, in a selfish way I am as I was actually going to start asking my readers how they manage backing up their hard drives as I was starting to get EXTREMELY concerned about mine. Guess what I just installed? Carbonite is now my friend!

Lucy Corrander said...

I think I'd expire if my laptop expired!

Lucy

Dot O said...

You have my deepest condolences - I will be backing up the rest of my photos tonight!!! This is scary stuff. Luckily you were very prepared....

Michelle said...

Oh so sad. I'm glad he served you well.

Jennifer McDougall said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your laptop! That's terrible but I love the rosary lol. And it's the oddest thing - I heard American Pie on the radio the morning. I had it cranked and was singing along in the car. How odd that you posted this the same day! Good luck picking out your new computer. I bought a Dell 17" Studio laptop last March and I love it but HATE Vista. Make sure you get Windows 7. It couldn't possibly be any worse than Vista. :( Good luck!

bentonflocke said...

goodbye ... and welcome the new one!

Glad you stuff is save!!!