Thursday, 10 November 2011

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.

Hmmmmmm. This was said by Colin Wilson, English writer, part of the Angry Young Men literary movement, apparently. It doesn't sound particularly angry to bear disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain. But who knows? Cows might be angry inside.

I am doing very well at not being angry inside, or indeed outside, at the moment.

Yesterday, I declared, would be incident free and drama free. More fool me. I'm attracting Bad Karma like a magnet at the moment.

Last night, my computer contracted a deadly virus which appears to have wiped all my work. I say 'appears' - because according to the computer hospital where I rushed said computer by computer ambulance, blue flashing lights, sirens and all this morning, they are 95% certain everything is still there, just hidden by a page the unmentionable hackers have put up.

Please do not bother to tell me:

  1. I should have backed up my work more regularly
  2. I should have checked that my Firewall was up to date
  3. I shouldn't have clicked on the pop-up, apparently from Microsoft, telling me I had 'critical errors which might lead to hard drive failure'
Believe me...

Will this experience make me be more responsible about backing up and computer security in the future?

Another hmmmm. Answers on a postcard.