Some Words Sunday–Technical Difficulties

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It started with a memory leak in the Java program.  Not a big issue as I really don’t need to play Minecraft; I just like to play Minecraft.


However, today has been (and continues to be) more exciting than I would like.  I am having issues with my Minecraft, with my UPS (it has decided to blare at me twice today from a power issue) and my browser.


I’m actually just signing in quick to make my ROW80 update and then sign off for a scan of the computer.  And a memory scan too…  I’ve had weird glitches and crashes on this PC for years and have tolerated them (sort of…  I did try upgrading my operating system and running various tests/scans).


No more.   Though it is slower and has less space for storing my pictures and files, my laptop has run for as long without any crashes.  (I love Toshiba laptops; my Satellite L25 is my third one so far–the first was a nearly broken hand-me-down that I used until someone handed me a slightly newer 486 one…. That would have lasted longer except my cat dragged it off the table by its cord.)




I’m a bit scatter-brained today, as you can see.  Too many things going on and nothing really working quite the way it should.  I just wanted to let you all know that I am here and still writing (and picture-taking and game-playing) and even still posting.


Handwriting Sample

Handwriting Sample (Photo credit: Terry Bain)


And I really hope that I’ll be able to check back in on Wednesday with good news about my computer.   For now, I’ll leave you with good news about my stories…  15 pages hand written and 4 pages of notes!  Woot!


I’m really finding that handwriting is helping me get past my mental blocks lately.  It helps that with pen and paper, I’m not able to switch screens to the next coolest thing, but there is also something rather contemplative about the motion of one’s hand when writing versus typing.


So, I’m off now to enjoy the pleasures of computer scans and maybe even ordering new hardware.  Oh, and grabbing up a pen and paper…  because I can almost always find a way to write when I have those nearby.


Let me leave you with the April Fool’s joke that Minecraft people made.  Sad in a way–I wish some of these features were real.




8 responses to “Some Words Sunday–Technical Difficulties

  1. Kudos to you for handwriting! Computers are amazing, until they aren’t. UGH! I have the worst technology luck, so I’m on my third laptop in 3 years. My husband swears I should go to a Mac. Maybe next time. Hope everything works out with the computer.


  2. I hate computer problems! I FIND THEM SO STRESSFUL! I hope it all resolves itself soon. Hooray for your words and yes I agree, there is something freeing about handwriting rather than typing. Thank you for you comment over at my place and I will bear it in mind. At the moment I am in the re-reading phase so writing is going to have to wait for a while. Until after I have re-plotted most of it!!! Have a great week!


    • ACK! Sorry about this, EM. Somehow your comment got sent off by Askimet to the dark hollows of my spam folder. (Yeah… computers!)

      You may have it right about rereading as opposed to lots of new writing. I keep finding myself tripping up on the stuff I think I want to write for this NaNoWriMo thingie. I end up rereading every night. It’s not working well. Bleh!

      Thanks for stopping in and visiting, Em.


  3. Good ol’ Toshiba, LOL. My laptop is going on three years…poor abused thing that it is. Hope you get everything taken care of with minimal disruption. But way to go on the hand written pages!! I think my hand would fall off 🙂

    Hope you have a fabulous week Eden.


    • I am having a fabulous week, Raelyn. Thank you-you can take credit for it. It’s all good, im(notso)ho.

      Hold onto that laptop. Mine is turning nine this year and still going strong. You should get plenty more time out of it.


  4. I’ve worked with computers my entire adult life, and computers are a big pain in the neck. I hope your hardware issues are addressed soon.


    • I hear you, John! I’m not thrilled with the issues, but they seem less that the machine is the problem and more that the dear old thing (it’s going on seven years old now) just wasn’t designed for certain things. It’s looking like this Black Friday (or somesuch) will be filled with screwdrivers and a lot of hardware work. New electronics, new issues… But I shall overcome. 😀

      Hoping you are doing well and that your writing is going well. We’ll be stopping (the Boodle and I, that is) later to see the player of the day.