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Blue Screen

March 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I was trying to prepare for tomorrow.  With just a few minutes left until bedtime, I sat in front of the computer, writing out a list while David and Matt worked on a large puzzle.  Carmen sat at the keyboard and “played along” to the MIDI of Carmen’s toreador song, holding her notes long and running her fingers up and down the keyboard while the MIDI played over and over again.  After several minutes and many repetitions of the song she turned the keyboard off and I exhaled.

But it was too late.  I felt suddenly sick. 

My desktop computer has been having problems.  Lately I get a Blue Screen of Death every so often.  The only solution is to let the computer stop and reboot itself.

That’s a little like my brain, except rebooting it takes a little longer than my desktop.  I scooped up my papers and eyes down quickly retreated to the dark master bedroom downstairs.    

Now everything sounds and feels like banging.  The brrrrrit-tip-tip-tip-tap-tap-tap of the computer keyboard is making my ears hurt.

What did I do today–or yesterday, or this week?–that was too much and overloaded this system?  I don’t know.

Last weekend Matt spent some time trying to figure out the reason behind the computer’s error screen.  After reading the error screen and considering its possible implications, he decided to just install Linux-based Ubuntu and give up on Windows except in the direst of circumstances.  He started the first step of his work this evening.

I, meanwhile, will sleep.

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  • 1 Sarah Hazel // Mar 30, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Our computer crashed a few weeks ago, and now we are exclusively running on Linux.

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