Saturday, January 13, 2007

Technology: Frustrating and Fun

Technology sometimes makes you want to pull your hair out.
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If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
and your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,
then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
and your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,
so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
'cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM.
Quickly turn off the computer and go and tell your mom."
~ by Bill Bercu
And hang it did, while I was trying to post this. Currently this machine has something wrong with the sound card and probably needs a new video card to keep the pink lines from appearing when the acceleration is on. By the way, I have no idea what "acceleration" is for or if it has anything to do with the video card, just that if I slide the bar to "on" the pink lines appear. Sigh.

Nyssa's new Nano, technology from her loving Uncle Stephen. Posted by Picasa

Nyssa's ecstatic over her new cherry red iPod Nano with her name engraved on the back. It is the latest from Apple and perfect for running. This is the same Uncle Stephen who gave me the new Canon Rebel xti for Christmas.... and I took the picture of her Nano with it... still working on the manual though!

The theme for Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt this week is "technology". You can go here to "Grab the Scavenger Hunt code" and here to join the blogroll. This really cute new logo is available there as well. The link to other participants is in my blogroll on the sidebar.

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