The first thing we do…let’s kill all the computers

I’m not normally a huge Shakespeare fan .  I do respect the works, but not one of those nerds about him- give me Poe any day.   But my mother used to have his quote “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” from Henry VI in her office.  She considers it the first true lawyer joke (she’s one of those attorneys that loves lawyer bashing jokes).

Today however, I am pissed at computers.

I have had no less than 40 files (I’m including pictures) disappear from my work computer this morning.

Including my uber-important-super-duper-better-not-fuck-it-up database log that keeps track of all my program’s client intake, transfers, and submissions.

I have the version from two week ago, as I re-save them ever two weeks.  But now I have to possibly recreate two weeks of data from my head????  There will be some help from emails and the program’s website, but only a tidbit.

I’m so fucked.

And so pissed at computers.  Let’s kill them all.  Shakespeare style.

Or modern style....whichever.

Or modern style….whichever.

8 thoughts on “The first thing we do…let’s kill all the computers

      1. Pen Post author

        They are ridiculously pricey. I have to resist the urge to perform an Office Space reenactment with mine weekly.

  1. kate1975

    So sorry. I get so much anxiety over losing stuff myself, so I am so sorry that you have to deal with this. I know this won’t help right now, but there is some sort of cloud function where you can backup stuff as you are working each day. Not sure if that is something you will want to do, but wanted to mention it as a future preventative measure.

    I love that line, I didn’t use to, but I do lately. Thanks for the laugh with the revision.

    Good and healing thoughts to you.

    Kate

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    1. Pen Post author

      Actually, I do use Dropbox constantly. I even lost some files from there :-/ I immediately uninstalled it from my work computer so I would lose further files. The IT dudes are working on what happened.
      Something to do with “server updates”. Grr.

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  2. ems612

    I have the worst luck with computers!!! Hate them all I’m with you in killing them all..well that’s if they don’t break first!

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    1. Pen Post author

      Crossing my fingers that they all just spontaneously combust.

      Of course, then I wouldn’t be able to keep in touch with my lovely blog friends 😦

      Hm.

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