Cliff Gardner

Friday, May 30, 2008

RIP My Computer, 2002-2008

My computer died last weekend. It had a good, long life. Since it was a 2002 Dell Inspiron Laptop, it had long outlived any realistic expectation that it keep working, especially since it was probably never designed to be a home entertainment center, which is what I was using it as. However, despite understanding completely why it finally moved to that farm up-state, I'm still really annoyed. Me not having a computer means the following things will be very difficult, if not impossible:

1) Uploading pictures, not to mention retrieving all my old photos that aren't on facebook already.
2) Charging my iPod shuffle in a USB port, not to mention changing the songs on there or getting to the hundreds of dollars in MP3 files in my iTunes library.
3) Typing up...anything. This includes closing out my grant for Camp 50, writing articles for PC newsletters and doing my Description of Service "essay" in a few months. Thankfully, I had already saved all my important documents (my resume, my Camp application/information) on my Flash drive, so not THAT much stuff is lost, but still, it's really annoying.
4) Watching any of the 50+ movies/TV shows that I have.

I will miss having a computer and that's probably going to be the first thing I buy when I get back home.


  • Speaking from experience, as my laptop kicked the bucket last month and was only recently diagnosed, the world hates us. The end.

    By Blogger T-Funny, at 7:12 PM  

  • Reasons you should get a Mac:

    1. It's not a Dell.

    2. Women think you're cuter - kinda like having a puppy.

    3. It shares your name.

    I'm sorry your computer abandoned you. Now you know what I felt like when you abandoned me.

    By Blogger magic, and with love from Sam,, at 10:56 PM  

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