Friday, March 23, 2012

Post-Modern Angst

My computer died. Well, hopefully not my laptop itself. I think it's my power cord. My son Jacob, who was born to be an electrical engineer, jury-rigged the cord, which gave me another hour or so. But now it's totally dead. And since laptops are fussy about powercords, I had to order one, and it won't be here until Monday. In the meantime, I'm mooching my family's computers. Right now, I'm using the desktop that Matt and Jake use. (BTW, do you know how many typing errors you make when you're using a weird keyboard?) And, of course, none of my bookmarks are saved on this computer. So I'm trying to remember passwords, links, etc. (I have a file of all my passwords, but it's on my computer. Really dumb mistake.) And who actually remembers their Facebook or Triberr passwords? And my Amazon author account--um, I guess I won't be checking my sales figures any time soon.

What makes it worse is that when my Google and Twitter accounts got hacked, I changed all the passwords to a really obscure, random alphanumeric combination. But I didn't change all my passwords everywhere...the trick is remembering which is what. And it's even harder to recall the passwords when the minions are tapping their feet saying, "Could you hurry, please? I have a lot of stuff to do."

Monday can't get here fast enough. And if it's not the powercord causing the problem...let's not go there.


  1. I had to replace the DC port on my laptop. (That's what happens when someone trips over the cord too many times and rips it out.)

    Also ended up having to replace the power cord at the same time since they tend to break together or the DC port isn't compatible with the new cord.

    Here's hoping it really is just the cord that's broken.

  2. Unplugged isn't always a bad thing. Make some lemonade and enjoy your weekend! :)

  3. Oh, Connie, I feel your pain!

    My laptop's monitor back light burned out, possibly due to sitting with it on my bed and my lap without a fan. Poo. At first we thought it might be the cord. Wasn't. Had to buy a whole new laptop. That s*cked! (Sacked? Socked?) *g*

    I lost all of my bookmarks, too. But, I kept all of my passwords in a notebook on my desk! I did something that worked for me.
    Yay, me.

    Soooo much more careful now to have a back up plan!

    I've missed getting around to your place. Neck thingy hung on far too long. Trying to get back into the swing of things here. It's good to catch up with you!

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your computer problems.

  5. Bummer. I have an index card filed in my office with all my passwords on it. Otherwise, I'd never remember them all, especially the ones I rarely use.

  6. I just replaced the DC input on my laptop too, and bc this is my second cord in a year or so, I sliced the plastic open and sautered the wire back together, wrapped it all up with electrical tape. Don't worry, I always unplug it before I go to sleep! I hope your cord arrives soon!

  7. I think the minions meant that they had a lot of computer games to play.