He’s dead, Jim….

… Requiscat in pace, dear laptop. You served me well these long years. But since you don’t have a soul my mourning period will be brief. I’m sure you understand. Finding your replacement is of the utmost importance. This thing I’m typing on now, a fifteen year old netbook with an outdated vesion of IE, doesn’t have spell check! The grammar nazis will eat me alive! So you see my delimma.

Ok, computer geeks. I need your help. What do you think of the Surface? I’m desparate for computer advice so anything you throw at me right now would be greatly appreciated. I’m technolgically illiterate. Or is it iliterate?

About Katrina Fernandez

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  • http://www.facebook.com/zapman Michael Zappe

    Get a Mac! From all the reactions To Windows 8 I’ve seen so far, thumbscrews are a quicker means to the same end.

  • Jana

    Oh dear. The blue screen of death.

  • http://www.facebook.com/neal.l.meyer Neal Meyer

    Get a mac.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      I’m taking donations. Seriously I can’t afford a mac. My budget is $400.

  • Christina Thérèse

    That looks like a virus, not a blue screen. The error messages are not what I’d expect at all, it says Windows 95 up top, and it says to “Buy a Mac, you ****.” And that paperclip doesn’t look like a Windows 95 blue screen element. (Unless you just searched for that image, and it isn’t something you got from your computer. Whereupon, it’s really, really, funny.)

    As far as spell-check, have you tried downloading a new web browser? Not IE, it has problems (at least for me), but maybe Chrome or Firefox? Word and such give spell-check as part of them, so they shouldn’t be an issue….

    But maybe you said that your computer’s dead and I didn’t quite catch that, whereupon I have no educated comment. The only advice I could give in that case is just to go to a computer store and ask questions. If you’re getting a blue screen (the one above or a more real appearing one), I’d also suggest going to computer people and asking questions.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      It’s supposed to be funny. My poor old laptop won’t even turn on anymore to get a blue screen.