No computer, just a picture of one. Three-fingered salute. Twice.
"Please wait for Windows to display the
Close Program dialog box". I wait, the picture comes up, "msgsrv32 [Not
Responding]". Now, I have no
idea what msgsrv32 is, but it's ALWAYS crashing. Daily. It freezes,
freezing my entire world. Sometimes,
if you kill it, you can keep going, because another zombie msgsrv comes
back to life. This time, I tried
again, but the mouse wasn't working. Neither was the keyboard: it had
mustered the strength to tell me it
didn't like me and expired. Remind me why I shouldn't shoot the
I reboot. Log file, nuked. Must have been in the write cache, but then,
there's no excuse for that, I was
dribbling megs of copy. Just guess that reliable FS operations are an
option. I wrote a furious note to Adam
complaining about shitty plug-and-pray promises -- I'd be better off
without the illusion, frankly.
But that's not this note, not. I had WinZip decompress a 1.6 mb Gzip
file in the background, and wham,
"Your computer has become unstable". Not Win95, nooo, not its fault.
Must be those nefarious Compaq
engineers. All my Netscape mail compose buffers, gone.
Frankly, Microsoft is the only vendor who understands their OS. Word95
is about the only usable app on
here, primarily because it's so paranoid about the OS, it logs every
keystroke to one of hundreds of
incrutable tmp files (would someone please potty-train this app?!)
Chinese wall, perhaps. Keeps the barbarians out. Just not clear which
side of the wall the barbarians are on!