Thursday, September 13, 2007

Computers: Can't Live With 'Em, Can't Throw 'Em Out A Window When They Piss You Off. Even When You Really, Really Want To.

Aaargh. I just bought a new widescreen monitor and have now managed to utterly and completely fuck up the video display in the process of attempting to get the computer to produce the funky resolution settings said monitor prefers. This... is not good. I can still sort of use it, but it's kind of like the visual equivalent of working in thick wooly mittens. (Bad metaphor? I can't even tell. I am far, far too stressed.)

Having gone far, far, oh, so very far past the point where my attempts to fix things only started to make them worse, I now have given up and left a desperate message calling for my biggest computer-genius friend, who I am hoping will be able to swoop in like Superman and save the day. In the meantime, I'm cadging time on work computers. Which also seem to be having some problems today. Clearly it's some kind of epidemic.

Man. It's amazing how easily computer problems can give you that sick-to-your-stomach feeling.


  1. No, although I should feel like a complete idiot for trying something like this when I knew I had a deadline to make. :) As noted above, 'tis fixed now! Even if it hadn't been, you wouldn't have had to worry; I did say "come hell or high water," and I could have used a work computer or something if I'd had to. That would have been a pain in the ass, though, so, once again, thank goodness for computer-geek buddies.

    I really am very, very nearly done. Ideally, I just need to make some revisions tonight and then polish it up tomorrow night.