Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Obituary in Blue


Photo stolen from Google - because all mine are gone

We are gathered here today to pay our respects to the computer that was an integral partner in the blog "Doves Today," who passed away after an unexpected but critical accident, resulting in the demise of certain hardware elements.

No cause has yet been determined for this sudden demise, though it was heralded by the Blue Screen of Death.

It was a good computer, with many friends and acquaintances. It was dedicated to its job, and served faithfully for at least 6 months. Or at least, up until its Limited Warranty had expired.

Survivors are - well, nothing, unless we can salvage the hard drive. Do not send condolences to the email address associated with the blog "Doves Today" - it cannot be accessed until its account holder figures out how.

Condolences are welcome in the comments at http://www.doves2day.blogspot.com/.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to educational institutions that train people to install backup systems.

Date and time of Internment, Reception and Wake, with refreshments, to be announced.

Bring booze.

10 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

Well that just blows. Mine died just before I was evicted, about this time last yr. Hope all else is going well.

And now you have a chance to contribute to the economy by getting more stuff.

Queenly Things said...

I round up the taco truck, too. There's bound to be hungry folks. R.I.P. g's computer

Briget said...

Go Here:

http://www.anvari.org/fun/Computer/Actual_Japanese_Error_Messages.html

It will make you feel better, promise.

har.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

OH NO!
I am so pleased to have you visit my blog. I have to look and see what you're all about here!

Beverly said...

Ah, so sad. I hate that Blue Screen of Death. Major ughs!

And, I love my external hard drive. It is a favorite friend of mine. I learned the hard way.

I'll bring a bottle.

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

My deepest sympathies ... it's like loosing a very good friend.

cactus petunia said...

My condolences! I'm almost afraid to admit that it's never happened to me (knock on wood). Macs are notoriously long lived and crash-resistant. Or maybe I'm just lucky. But Beverly's right- an external hard drive is a very good back up just in case.

180/360 said...

thinking of you in this time of loss and great sadness.

(this is one of my great fears and will serve as a reminder to back up my entire computer in the new year!)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I am way more afraid of my laptop boyfriend leaving me than I am that my husband will.

Woman in a Window said...

You witty girl! And the booze, necessary sometimes.