My computer hates me.

If I were paranoid, I would think they were all out to get me.
Hell! They ARE all out to get me!
What I want to know is why Hubby can use my laptop and it responds to his gentle musings, caressing of the keys and whatever else he does with it without any problem whatsoever.
cheeky laptopThen he passes it to me………… yes, passes, not switch off or unplug, but just puts it in my hands, I sit down to blog and…………………Nothing.

Yesterday, it took over half an hour for my reader to load. Then just as I start scrolling down the page, I’m bombed out.
Old Smirkface over there on the other bench is now on his own laptop and tapping, scrolling, reading away without so much as a flicker of discontent.

Today, I have had the same problems, apart from my early morning entry, and there’s no way I can do that every day! I went back to bed at 6.30 and didn’t surface for four hours!

Hubby (aka Smirkface, love you Honey honest) senses my impatient frustration, well actually he witnesses it both visual and verbal, so suggested we go out for a ride, just as I managed to get past the login screen after trying for over fifteen minutes.
IT KNOWS!  There is something up there (or in there) watching my every move, waiting for me to concede (ungracefully) before it behaves itself.
OK, I’m not computer savvy. I’m just a user, but I’m friendly! However, putting those two words together in one sentence when referring to me is obviously the Kiss of Death.
Those sneaky little microchips, microprocessors, electrons and other electronic goodies plus Hubby’s personal favourite Gremlins (I hate him as he sits there grinning at me like some hyena on speed!) are ganging up on me in some kind of Anti-Di software warfare.
computer bashing 2Later, back at the boat and armed with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate, I try again and …….. nothing happens. The lights are on and no-one’s home…………. on my laptop anyway. But his?
Yep, first time, he’s in, he’s connected, he’s on WP, he’s reading, blogging, checking stats, opening up a new tab and researching for his latest post, and I’m……………. stalled.

give upOut of sympathy (read fed up with my whingeing), he says he’ll look at my laptop and make sure that nothing is lurking or running in the background that shouldn’t be.
He offers the use of his.: the one that is on its last legs as the keypad no longer works so he has a full size plug in keyboard, the mousepad doesn’t work either, so he’s got a plug in one of those too, and I think is it really a good idea for me to hook up to spaghetti junction and run the risk of ‘breaking’ that one too.
I decide instead to take the dog for a walk to get some fresh air (ie: cool off after my fifth attempt in an hour to check my reader).

Forty minutes later I am back, and he is still running his first aid checks.

computer repairMy virus checker has been removed and reinstalled as my problems were enhanced when I updated it last week.
He has taken off the Search Engine and reinstalled that too.
He did find some intriguing files and downloads that I knew nothing about, let alone what they were for, why I’d need them, or how I’d installed them when I leave all that kind of stuff to him anyway, or at least do it under his supervision.

scary turtleI am terrified of letting something in but it would seem that my laptop turf has been invaded by some piggybacking parabyte site.

I have the perfect solution.
computer bashing


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to My computer hates me.

  1. garym6059 says:

    Sounds like my Toshiba Satellite laptop!

    • Beam me up Scotty…….technology at its best (but a bit fuzzy round the edges)?
      Hubby has just told me there is such a thing as Fuzzy Logic. (Did I say I hate him?) 🙂

  2. [snicker] You are going to LOVE my post on Thursday. It also has to do with spouses and computers. Although in our case, I’m a little more computer savvy than he is.

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  4. DM says:

    This stuff happens to me when I go fishing…I can be standing right next to you, using the same equipment/ bait, etc. and you’ll be catching and I will be skunked…trade poles and the same thing happens. I HATE fishing… (and computer stuff like you’re describing can also really grind me down. Those random files he spotted are kind of creepy..just never know who is trying to hack into your computer…good thing you have an in- house expert 🙂

    • This kind of thing fits into almost any scenario doesn’t it? Hubby may laugh at me about computers, but I will always make the better macaroni cheese…… he followed the recipe to the letter and the sauce turned out like water!

  5. scifihammy says:

    Trouble is our laptops are bombarded with junk every microsecond! I am very careful what I click on and constantly delete “stuff” but they still get you. Good luck with your laptop. I know how frustrating it is when you can’t blog – my internet is rubbish – except at 2 a.m. !!

    • Must be a time zone thing…….. Hubby get his best reception around 6am, and posts I’ve done when I’ve been unable to sleep (not many thank goodness) have gone through without a hitch. I suppose even Gremlins have to sleep sometime! Ha 🙂

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  7. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:

    thought I’d reblog this and give new readers a chuckle.

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