Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Crash and Burn...

I suppose the irony can't be ignored.

Last night, I worked some of the images from Michelle R's Bolton Street Sessions shoot, then drafted a blog entry, which I intended to get posted this morning after one more proof read and edit. The subject of the entry was the pains and agonies associated with modern technology. Fellow photographer Dave Rudin's blog, Figures of Grace, has been a tale of technological woe recently, and it was his own clashes with technology that started me thinking on this topic. Even more bizarre, at least from the perspective of timing, Dave began 'following' this blog yesterday. I'm happy to see him here as I've been a fan of his work for a long time.

We've all dealt with computer headaches, and I experienced a severe crash last year. Sometime last night, it happened again. I woke this morning to a computer in blue-screen-shock and it has, thus far, resisted all attempts at restoration. I've spirited my wife's laptop to a local Starbucks, where I now sit nursing a tall, sugar laden coffee. It's been a stressful morning. I suppose I should be grateful I swore off all drink some 15 years ago.

I've written before about my previous crash from which I emerged mostly whole, with almost no gaps in data and only two software apps not functioning. In another touch of irony, a good deal of the post drafted last night dealt with me finidng a suitable replacement for Adobe Bridge, one of the applications lost in the first crash. For some reason, this crash has me worried; I don't know why, but it seems much worse this time.

I'll find out just how bad it is later today. While I'm sure it's a wierd coincidence, one of the cooling fans has started to make a dreadful sound. The computer actually sounds like it's experiencing pain. Ill take the groaning machine to 'Tweaks by Geeks', (I love that name!), a shop of honest to goodness geeks that have worked miracles in the past. Stay tuned.

Needless to say, there are no pictures with today's entry.

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