It’s been a little while since I’ve posted, I know, but I’ve been having some computer issues. My computer has never been quite right. A friend of my husband’s rebuilt it for me and it didn’t boot up properly from day one. Well, now we are well into day 1,000 or so, and the machine was so sickly that it would often times take five or six tries to boot up. Once up, the system was so unstable, I would be kicked off roadrunner, programs would freeze at will, and towards the end, the machine would just reboot itself at random. I lost a couple of good blogs because the darn thing would reboot and erase everything. You know…because I didn’t think to save it, even though the computer was obviously on its death bed.
My first thought on Saturday was to have the machine fixed. I went to the Geek Squad’s website and discovered that it would likely cost as much to have them check and fix the machine as it would cost me to replace it with a brand new, low cost model. I thought briefly about having computer friends fix it, but since this was a problem I had from the beginning (that my husband’s friend wasn’t able to correct at the time) why would I expect someone to be able to fix it now?
Did you see the article on the front page of the Journal Sentinel a couple weeks ago titled, “Schools in Risky Business?” In it, they claimed that 5 area school districts made “an investment gamble that could force taxpayers to finance multimillion-dollar bailouts.”
Excuse me? YOU made a risky investment and WE have to pay for it? That sounds like the biggest bunch of garbage I’ve heard in a long time. That’s like me saying my IRA isn’t performing up to snuff and I expect my neighbors to reimburse me for my loss.