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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. I’ve always wondered what these shoes hanging on wires mean… I can see now it could be their owners are selling them to collect money for a Mac lol ๐Ÿ˜€ honestly, I can relate so much, in my mind I set my laptop on fire at least ten times daily, currently it’s so slow and not working properly… for now I’ll just upgrade with an additional harddisk… and keep all my shoes ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€ Technology is so disappointing. You do everything right and still, it fails you. I think Windows and I might break up soon. This relationship has no future… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  2. There are many ‘schools’ about sneakers on power lines. One, and the most common (at least here) is that there’s a crack house there. Drugs.

    I remember I liked Win98 … actually, Win7 too. But then I didn’t know Mac. Then I switched. Now I can never go back — it’s all over between me and Windows.

    My MacBook’s name is Poppy. My previous one was named Hadassah, after my first cat.

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    1. I didn’t know you named it! hehe

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      1. I always name them ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. Do they respond to that?

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          1. ๐Ÿ˜€ I tried Win 10’s Cortana and the rude lady doesn’t respond to my voice at all. She probably hates my accent.

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      2. Wait, your computer is an “it” and has no name? Poor thing!

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    2. Boots on wires mean drugs? Well. In that case my town has a huge drug problem…

      I do remember Win 95 and then 98 too. At the time, I knew that when something was wrong with my computer, it was because of something I did. Now, when there’s a problem with my computer, I can be sure that it’s nothing I did. It’s a Win 10 bug. That no one is clearly interested in fixing, as it transpired from their help forum.

      I’m glad that you also give names to your devices. I was worried there might be something wrong with me… My tablet is called Snowhite because he’s white. My tablet is male. I’m not sure why but I decided he would be male…

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      1. I’ve heard other explanations too — that someone has gotten laid for the first time. ๐Ÿ™‚
        My iPad is male — his name is Puffin, so not gender specific.

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        1. Hahaha, that must have been a huge party then in the house with four or five boots marking the spot ๐Ÿ˜‰ And now you reminded me that I haven’t called my Lenovo phone anything yet. I think I’ll call her Lena. Or Leni. It’s a girl. By the look of it. It’s funny how we people need to name things to know them, possess them and familiarise them.

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          1. This iPhone is named Little E. There was a raccoon, when we lived in QC, when he was just a wee baby, we named him Little E. His father’s name was Elmer so โ€ฆ (it’s complicated ๐Ÿ˜‹). Anyway, he grew up to be huge, and this phone felt huge too when I first got it.

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          2. Awe… That’s very nice. Little E ๐Ÿ™‚ Meanwhile, I’ve settled on Leni for my Lenovo phone… And now I like her even more when she got a proper name.

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  3. The last good OS that company built was XP. It’s been a downhill run ever since which is why about four years ago I tried a Mac. Like Rebekah, it’s all over for me with Windows. Mac just works. It’s always stable, and rarely needs any OS updates as opposed to constant updates.

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    1. I vaguely remember using XP and not hating it. But since then, as you correctly say, it’s been the horror, the horror. I’m very particular about things in the sense that I demand that they work. Full stop. I want to be using my computer, not constantly debugging it. It’s constant googling for hacks how to make your email client work with Win 10, for example. I find it disheartening. Such a basic thing and you have to take so many extra steps to make it work.

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  4. I’m still on XP. ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately with the rest of the computerworld moving on, less and less upgrades are available for plug-ins and the like, so functionality is rapidly decreasing since last year. If everyone could just go back to using XP that would be amazing. But for now, I think I’ll upgrade soon to one that isn’t Windows Vista or Windows 10. :s

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    1. XP wasn’t bad at all, if I remember correctly. Sadly, you’ll probably have to upgrade soon, it’s a shame that things won’t work on older operating systems. I wish you the best of luck and no bugs ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Given your feelings about your computer, is my suspicion that Bess III is a pun on “bastard” true? ๐Ÿ˜€ Or is it just a pure coincidence? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh that wasn’t the original idea, but it must have been subconsciously there! I love (and mostly pity) my laptop, but I don’t love its operational system. I’m getting a new laptop soon, so it’s the last days for Bessy III!

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