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02 September 2003 @ 10:10 pm
freaky computer  
I am about ready to tap the imaginary funds I do not fucking have and just give in and buy a whole new computer. Tonight, when I log on, my home PC is giving me weird DOS debugging windows, throwing AOL error messages (I haven't used their bastard service for four years, but apparently I'm not allowed to remove their shortcut from my desktop, the fucking satanic fucks), and dialing up my ISP *automatically* in some weird poltergeisty display of autonomy--*AND* something has fucked with Netscape so that I can't use that instead of IE to avoid pop-ups. It has always worked fine but now locks up and chokes on itself.

I fear change.

P.S., if I ever appear to have a weird psychotic break and start e-mailing death threats (which I first typed as "death pets" and then "death threads") to people and posting here about my passionate, carnal love of gophers, it will be because some hacker has shadowed my password entry and gone wild with my e-mail and journal.

Yes, thanks, I *am* at the height of my paranoia. Plus, I'm too freaked out to think of any creative expression for my rage. Variations of "fuck" are all I can utter. I think I should have worked "uncle-fuckers" in there somewhere.
Current Mood: nauseated, jittery
Malkin Greymalkingrey on September 3rd, 2003 06:34 am (UTC)
Enlisting the aid of a techie is probably a good idea. But I'd also start backing up all my files and saving up on the cost of a new CPU (if your keyboard and monitor are still OK, you probably don't need to buy an entire new system unless you can get a better deal that way), since once elderly computers start coming down with fits of random wonkiness there's no telling how much longer they're going to last. Could be years (I had a Packard Bell 486 that went through two fans, two hard drives, and a new power supply, not to mention assorte memory and chip upgrades, and it was running Windows 98 and still chugging along when I finally handed it over to the kids) or it could be next week (Himself's IBM Aptiva did the suddenly-I'm-a-paperweight trick on him twice, with two different motherboards.)