Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Dastardly's still poorly

To poorly paraphrase Twain, "Reports of my recovery have been greatly exaggerated". It looks like my ailing desktop machine is still exactly that...

I was out of town over the weekend, and by late Saturday night when I got round to checking my email, it had shuffled off the mortal coil again. I'm currently getting kernel: no vm86_info: BAD errors in /var/log/messages, which vaguely suggests bad memory to me although I'm not entirely sure at this point.

My machine has been unplugged, put onto a trolley, and rolled away into the bowels of the department. I must admit to a feeling of vast unease as I watched it getting taken away, almost as if I was loosing a child. We really do invest far too much anthropomorphism in our machines. Or is it just me that talks to my computer?