Friday, January 2, 2009

So My Computer is Not a Morning Person Either

Just so that you know, I'm not blogging. I'm downloading my emails for the day before I get stuck into the housework that didn't get done before Christmas or holidays. The list is so long that I don't think I've got a chance. So I wouldn't be blogging. Too much to do.

While I was waiting for the computer to download the 10 emails (8 of which my computer put straight into the junkmail folder) I couldn't help reflecting that my computer is always so grindingly slow when I first turn it on. This usually results in me flicking the on switch when I get up to row, so that it has warmed up and updated the anti-virus software before I actually need to do anything.

There is nothing worse than a client ringing first thing in the morning and you can't answer the question because your computer is in that early morning grogginess. Particularly when I'm in my early morning grogginess. There's something about the both of us being in morning fog that just doesn't work.

And the chances that it's just my early morning operation of the computer that slows it down?

... Approximately None, of course. Computers are not inanimate objects - they plot against us!

6 comments:

Femina said...

Are you running Norton anti-virus? It is eeeeeevil and will slow your computer down like nobody's business. I hate it and will never use it again.

Hippomanic Jen said...

No. I don't use Norton. I'm not certain that it is the anti-virus that slows it down (although it will do its weekly scan in approximately 8 minutes and that DOES slow things down). My computer just doesn't doesn't like mornings.

Givinya De Elba said...

Computers are truly out to get us. See - mine will bork up now because I wrote that.

(I don't think bork is a rude word.)

Dee from Downunder said...

Maybe you have too many applications loading at start up... but its more than likely the computer is being deliberately obtuse, just to annoy you, like mine does.

June Saville said...

It just HAS to be hackers! I have one who drops by every morning as well ...
Let's have a conspiracy theory.
June in Oz

Femina said...

Conspiracy theories are just no fun now that we're friendly with the Russians.