Monday, July 16, 2007

The Blue Screen of Death

I am not at all computer savy. I know enough to function and that's just right for me. Today, while attempting to complete various administrative tasks and begin preliminary study for my sermon, the dreaded blue screen popped up on my office computer. I couldn't get the computer to re-boot. I called our faithful deacon who is also a "computer guy" for a diagnosis. In his usual understated way he said, "we call that the 'blue screen of death'". You know, computer geeks have their own culture and language.

Just Great. This couldn't have happened in the three weeks prior to today, when I didn't have sermons and lessons to prepare.

It appears my hard drive is gone. Thankfully I have most of my stuff backed up to our server and a bunch of stuff on CD's. Still, I feel violated, taken advantage of, and cheated.

This is the second hard drive I have lost. Come on Dell! What's up?


GUNNY said...

My heart skipped a beat just looking at the copy of the screen on my own screen.

In 2007 is there any greater loss than a harddrive?

It kind of reminds me of when I had a printer die ... on a Saturday night.

The back up ... we better all do it ASAP!

I'm not a faithful backer-upper, but you've reminded me of the folly therein.

William Perry Guilkey said...

In the words of another great "William" . . . "I feel your pain." Seriously.

Frontier Forest said...

Pastor Tony, the real victory comes in the confession! Did you say out loud, "Romans 8:28; I Thessalonians 5:16-18; Ephesians 5:20!”

AJF said...

No Woody...I have to confess I did not quote those verses..rather I muttered a few imprecatory psalms against my computer wishing to "dash it's head upon the rocks..."