Personal Disruptor Field

I have a personal disruptor field when it comes to electronic equipment.

I don’t know why.

I was raised by a computer geek of the first generation of computer geeks.  I know how to get inside systems when I need to (or I can at least fake it).  I can almost understand all the lingo some of the time.  I’m not afraid to push buttons.  I’m smart: keep that anti-virus stuff current.

But, electronics break.  Randomly.

Yes, randomly.

Suddenly drives disable themselves, drivers disappear, codes don’t match up.

I’m used to it by now.  But it’s still a pain in the booty.

Case in point: I just spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to get my sound working again on my laptop.  Along the way, I found several other problems but never solved the sound issue.

The, I casually opened up the properties manager again, just to double check the name of the hardware involved.  Maybe Avi spilled milk on it and I didn’t notice?  Cat hair stuck in between wires?  Oh, look, it says “this drive has been disabled.  go here to re-enable.”


My personal disruptor field decided to disable my dvd drive which caused the sound to fail, and me to lack my nightly Buffy installment.

Woe is me.

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