*What the hoot… me v.s IT*

By Freek at 4:14 pm on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

It’s sad that I can’t even recall things that I do right/correctly.

I’m kinda good at telling or helping people with how to do things or how to look after stuff, but rather than be efficient myself, I am somewhat at the opposite end of the spectrum. And if there’s one thing I can NEVER do right, is be friendly with I.T. Which is a paradox really, considering my Dy is an I.T expert, helps people repair or troubleshoot their PCs, does it for a living and even has air-time on the radio to discuss about I.T issues.

To prove my point, though, I present to you 3 examples of my disharmony with IT.

Firstly, my Sony Ericsson handphone had to be replaced after it died on me with the blue screen of death a few  months ago. I’d just bought it mid last year and the white casing still looked good. Even bought one casing in Penang during my honeymoon but didn’t get the chance to use it. The point that crushed my heart the most was that I had downloaded almost 30bux worth of games only to have it go “poof!” on me. I suspected that I had flipped the phone too much which inflicted some internal ‘bruises’ to the inside. But after much deliberation, I’m now convinced that the chief cause was prolly the incompatibility of some of the games I downloaded. The upside to that episode was, though, coincidentally Dy had his bonus and he bought a better(and more costly) phone for me.

You all also prolly already know about how I broke my school’s laptop screen.  Yes, the laptop I stepped on. Switch it on and you’ll see a myriad of colours and 5 big fragment lines courtesy of the shattered screen. Which serves me darn right for 2 reasons – 1) I’m now laptopless and have to work using my own laptop which, makes it difficult for me to access certain restricted work sites. 2) I have to pay a shitload of money to get it repaired only to have the frigging thing replaced with a newer/faster laptop a few year(s) down the road when the thing is to be deemed condemned. Thank God the laptop itself didn’t give in to my weight. Which is a miracle, really.

The latest of my misadventures with IT happened last weekend. The four-eyed bugger that I was, forgot to check that my 250GB harddisk was still attached to my laptop before I kept it in the drawer. And as I carried the laptop from my bed, a horrendous and most heart-wrenching sound was heard, just a few centimeters away from my feet. As I looked down, there it was, my 250GB harddisk, an unwilling victim of my carelessness. Of course, I cried since I’d kept a lot of my stuff in it for safe-keeping – only to have it all destroyed in just one drop. Harapkan pagar, pagar makan padi. But then again, susu telah bertukar menjadi keju, so there was nobody else to blame but yours truly. Like the guy at the PC clinic said, shouldn’t be unusable but maybe, suay suay you kana that time it broke lah.

I fucked up, and that was all to it.

Maybe I should start nagging at myself before I get myself into any other trouble.

But then again, maybe I should just steer clear of IT when I can avoid it.

For IT’s sake.

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Comment by Suhaila

August 1, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

Aiyoh! Then could the files be saved? *prays they do*

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Comment by Freek

August 2, 2007 @ 8:07 am

They couldn’t… they’re gone… gone… gone…

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Comment by Tween-O

August 2, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

ni baru dikatakan ‘series of unfortunate events’….

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Comment by ain

August 4, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

mmg da cnfirm kite2 tak sebulu ngan benda ala I.T ni..hehehe..but kn im way off wrst then u la kak..
*sob sob*

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