Paddywhacked

I was wearing green, but the iMac pinched me anyway.

I was wearing green, but the iMac pinched me anyway.

Ah, jaysis, I should’ve known better than to declare victory in my battle with the auld iMac so. Froze up on me again it did, as before, after less than 12 hours of extremely light use.

It caused me to explode in righteous wrath, and before I could go for a wee ride in my St. Patrick’s Day finery too.

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23 Responses to “Paddywhacked”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Oy vey!

  2. khal spencer Says:

    It occurred to me on my ride in to work that my Salsa LaCruz is orange. Fortunately, no one took it the wrong way and shot at me. Maybe I can slink home in one piece.

  3. Larry T. Says:

    Now I REALLY can relate to your problem. Now the I-shit’s every bit as crappy as the Micro-shit it seems.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      It’s starting to remind me of the joys of automobile ownership. Y’know, when you take the beast in for one repair and it leads to a half dozen others? Next thing you know you’re standing there with an empty wallet and that silly look on your face.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I woudn’t go that far. After all, it worked well for 6 years. I have been using Apple for 15 years with little or no problems. But, lifespan of computer hardware and software these days seems to be about 4 years and shrinking. Like the number of teeth on my chainrings.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        “The marvel is not that the bear dances well, but that the bear dances at all.” We should be amazed that the bloody things even boot up. This is hard to remember when they seize up, of course.

        Well, we’ll just forget about it for the nonce, keep running the cantankerous sonofabitch until it crashes a few more times and then enjoy a brisk argument with all the voices in our head: Replace the ATI Radeon card? Replace the HDD? Replace both? Buy a new Mac? A new-used one? Re-employ an old one? Retire and take up hollering at passing children about lawn integrity and inviolability?

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Can I join you?

  4. khal spencer Says:

    Just two shotguns? Funny, there was an article in the paper down here that a guy shot his girlfriend and said his dog made him do it. Reminded me of that Harlan Ellison book. Later made into a movie of the same name. A Boy and His Dog. Been years since I saw that flick. Interestingly, the whole movie is on the web.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Don Johnson, yeah? Before “Miami Vice” made him a household name. Ol’ Harlan could really write ’em.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      That scene in “Second Hand Lion” immediately came to mind when Patrick mentioned lawn intergrity. I find shotguns to be superior in protecting one’s lawn. Doesn’t require the precision a M1 requires.

      Got a mountain ride in today. Believe it or not it is clouding up down here with a chance of rain today and a better one tomorrow. Saw Big Motor Reggie when I was coming out of the Ramsey Canyon. He said, “call me for a ride.” I guess it is spring and time for my first punishment of the year chasing Reggie’s wheel.

  5. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Speaking of video, what we need here is a wee spot of Irish arse-kicking music on this day of all days. I’ve posted a version of this before, but not from so far back (1977).

  6. Ryan Says:

    May the Road stay down beneath ya Lad- under your tires that is.

  7. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I guess it’s time for a Guinness and the annual screening of “The Quiet Man.”

    • khal spencer Says:

      Hear, hear

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        I have it on DVD. I think I will get the restored version on Blu-ray. I bought the “African Queen” when the restored version (audio and video and in the original aspect ratio) came out on Blu-ray a few years ago. It is sweet. Hope they have done the same with The Quiet Man.”

  8. khal spencer Says:

    Speaking of TCWSNBN
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/18/sports/cycling/lance-armstrong-is-said-to-meet-with-usada-chief-in-bid-to-cut-ban.html

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