Saturday, 15 March 2008

Sell the farm syndrome....

I'm told I tend to over-react to disasters, disappointments and things that go wrong - hence the title of this post, a response when I think whatever has happened may mean I cannot continue to live where I do, on almost three acres of land with my dogs and chooks. There have been a few incidents of this in the last few months, and yesterday there was another of sorts......

I had used the computer in the morning, it was OK, irritatingly slow as usual, but working. In the evening when I went to check my mail, the monitor was dead - I could not understand how such a thing could happen so suddenly, when no one had been near the computer all day, so of course presumed this machine had given up the ghost, or was beginning to fall apart. After all, it is ancient in computer terms although only about seven years old in real time! Previous thoughts about getting something better galvanised into action, I rang my son to discuss options, and was working out in my mind where and when I would go to buy a new one - today! My Son outlined possible causes for the monitor failure, and counselled me to check various things before leaping to conclusions of terminal failure and rushing off to replace the whole machine. He quoted the principal of Ockhams Razor which can be paraphrased as "all other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best."

Having detached and replaced all the relevant cables, it seems he was correct. Somehow one of them had become loose, and hence the problem. As you can see from this post all is now well, and thankfully I shall not have to purchase a new computer - yet.

4 comments:

Ditaur said...
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Marcie said...

yes, been there, done that...
but if your computer is 7 years old, (unless you've had it updated) it's days are numbered.

Marcie said...
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marcie said...

sorry, no idea how that happened...
was trying to say that I love the bag in the previous post