"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Monday, February 12, 2007

NASA again

Nestling amongst all the other detritus (sorry - items) on Keith's computer station, aka NASA, is a substantial pile of correspondance, all the boring brown envelope stuff and a fair proportion of it unopened. The other morning I mentioned that, this week being my half term, it was 'all going to go'.
Keith misinterpreting my threat to mean everything on the desk, hurriedly brought home the wherewithall to rebuild one of the computers so that the other one could be dispensed with. I suppose it was too early for me to celebrate; I should have waited for the final outcome. So for the past few evenings I have watched him rebuild the computer, not like yer average computer, of course. No, this one has about 20 hard drives in it (only a slight exaggeration) which means that
a) it is very heavy
b) there are problems getting it to work reliably.

So it's back to the drawing board. The NASA corner of the living room is still a mess, there are only three cables less than the fifty million that were there before and there are still discs, boxes and gadgets everywhere.
Oh, and the paperwork? Well, it's no longer on top of the desk, it's now been stuffed out of sight into a drawer. Progress of a sort, I suppose but not quite what I had in mind!

6 comments:

Craigy Baby ! said...

Poor Keith ! I'm fortunate enough to only see the Darth Vadar "Death Stare" once a week from you when you glare at me across the room in college following a slip of the tongue when age is mentioned ! I shudder at the thought of the look you gave the poor man when you announced you were going to 'sort out' his NASA corner. You do intimidation so well, Jenny ;)

Jennyta said...

Don't forget you have to face me tomorrow too! :)

Arthur Clewley said...

he may have 20 harddrives, which may be more than the real NASA has but when it comes to being flash, two comments boxes just wins it jenny. I think you should just rent keith a share of a remote mainframe in a lab in Tokyo somewhere then he can have as much stuff as he wants and some woman in a kimono has to worry about finding somewhere to do her post insead of you. I'm sure we don't actually all need to own these bloody things physically any more do we? we don't have a telephone exchange in the lounge after all

Jennyta said...

Telephone exchange in the lounge? Don't give him ideas, Arthur! I have my own laptop anyway. I got fed up with my favourites list being continually deleted every time Keith changed the operating system/upgraded etc.

Michelle said...

OOOOooo i am sooo dissapointed...no photo :(

Jennyta said...

Maybe when it's all tidied up, Michelle. Don't hold your breath!

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