October 3, 2007
For the last year and a half the ol’ computer has been slowly falling apart. It began when one of the USB ports on the front of the case stopped working. Then, one by one, all the ports started failing. Now I’m down to 2 functioning ports.
The floppy drive (yes I have a floppy drive, shut up.) works only halfway – recording or reading only half the data that I require.
And now whenever the computer is even nudged slightly by my overactive foot the power fan slows to about half speed. It then gradually works its way up to full speed until I nudge it again.
I could fix these problems, given enough time and patience.
I think that instead I’ll just try to save up and buy a happy new computer. If I actually do that it will be the first time in my life that I’ve simply purchased a computer rather than build one. It’s a strange thing to consider.