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Computer problems have set me back a bit

What a long, tiring month it has been. The month has consisted of a few problems (nothing I can't handle) one of which has kept me for accomplishing my writing (as well as my upgrading.) That problem is the simple fact that my power supply on my computer quit working on me.

I have been surviving on my cell phone alone (but the good news is that my house got some cleaning.) It gave was an eye opener to how much I use (and thrive on) the technology I have. Could I have done without my computer for longer? I highly doubt it seeing as when it got fixed (and home) I was immediately on it and checking the numerous sites that I go to on a daily basis (when not working that is.)

I think that this was an interesting eye-opener for me and it showed me how reliant I have become on technology. I keep remembering a time in my life when I enjoyed the time outside and would spend most of my days out enjoying the wonders that nature had. I think that it is time that I started to do more outside and spend less time in front of my computer, although every time I think that it rarely happens.

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LynnWrites wrote on August 23, 2014, 2:51 AM

I can relate. We had that happen, our desktop and laptops all had to go to the tech to get fixed. My cell wasn't online at time, boy did I miss the internet! I could only check online at the local library or at a friends. I did notice I spent more time outside and my house became very clean! I had to keep moving to survive the internet withdrawal. Now I aim for balance, but I sure learned how much I rely on the internet.

MegL wrote on August 23, 2014, 6:08 AM

When my computer starts to crash frequently, I turn it off, open it up and get the dust out of the inside, with a soft rubber bristled brush (so I don't mess the electrics) and a hairdryer set on cold air with a low setting to blow out the dust I can't reach. When a computer is running all day, every day, like mine, it gathers a LOT of dust and that clogs up the cooling fans. A bit of dusting - and the computer is as good as new!

k_mccormick2 wrote on August 24, 2014, 10:37 PM

I found out that dust was what had caused my power supply to stop working. As soon as I get paid I am going to buy a can of air and keep one on hand so that this doesn't happen (as my computer is on mostly all day.) I don't think I would have ever thought to use a hair dryer but I think that is something that I am going to have to try.

k_mccormick2 wrote on August 24, 2014, 10:39 PM

I was like super cleaner for the week :) I think that I am going to have to find some balance for more then just the internet time. I work outside the home and between that and the internet (oh the TV contributes too) my house frequently gets neglected due to mainly my procrastination.

Ruby3881 wrote on October 20, 2014, 3:03 PM

We were certainly online a lot less, the previous summer! I'm glad your computer is well again though - both times :)

k_mccormick2 wrote on October 24, 2014, 12:48 PM

I was lost without it :) I missed being able to do all the on-line things that I love to do in a day (like writing on-line.)

Kasman wrote on June 10, 2015, 2:23 PM

It's amazing (and a little frightening) how dependent we have become on computers and in a relatively short period of time. Two generations ago computers were something for big business and scientific research but now everyone has one.