|added Mon January 03 2005 at 6:10 AM
|Okay, I actually have a legitimate reason why I did not post an update in the last few days. Well, almost... I'm sure I could have, if I were more in the habit (I'm trying...)
A common story (I won't bother researching how true it is or what the exact details are) is that the number one tech support question for IBM used to be "Where is the 'Any Key'?" In all fairness, I knew exactly what key to press. It actually needed to be Enter. But I'm getting a bit ahead of myself.
A couple days ago, I was working on some stuff that I wanted to preserve the state of. Nothing important, but it made enough difference to me that I decided to put the computer into "hibernate" mode. I've never actually used that before, but I didn't see any reason to doubt that it would work as intended. Second mistake. First mistake was that I left my spare keyboard in the car when I turned it in for repairs ($900 of repairs... I'm gladly accepting donations;) ). Once again, I'm getting ahead of myself
When I turned on the computer after its peaceful sleep, it crashed. Unfortunately, this is nothing horribly new with this computer, because it really is a piece of junk at times. I turned it off and back on, and got a message letting me know that it had failed to restart a windows session, would I like to try again or delete the information and continue. I honestly wasn't too worried about the stuff that I was working on, so I figured I could just delete the information. Or at least I could delete the information if my keyboard could talk to the computer.
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