If you’re a regular reader, and you have a very keen eye, and you noticed that my blog posts this past Sunday and Monday looked and felt just a wee-bit different than normal – then you were right. I wrote, compiled, and posted those two blog posts via my iPad (latest model) rather than via my traditional desktop computer system (with monitor, keyboard and mouse). I’m not used to using my new iPad as an actual computer, but I was forced to do just that for several days this week. (It actually worked out much better than expected.)
I had to use my iPad (and iPhone) as computers because I awoke on Sunday morning to the dreaded Windows 10 blue screen of death (“critical process died”) on my traditional computer ! I was also receiving horrifying “1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure” errors upon bootup. That’s right – disaster struck out of nowhere. Nevertheless I remained surprisingly calm, cool, and collective during the ordeal.
The next day (Monday) I took my computer over to Best Buy’s Geek Squad. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional from start to finish, and within 24 hours they had my computer up-and-running with a brand new hard drive installed and all of my folders and files backed-up onto it.
I’m back in business. I have a lot of configuring to do now (since it’s just like using a new computer), but I don’t mind configuring programs. I’ll probably configure them better than ever before. It doesn’t appear that I’ve lost anything at all. It’s a miracle !
The next time disaster strikes with my computer system (or iPad) I shall not hesitate to take it to my new friends over at the Geek Squad. They did good work !
So an all-new weekend of blogging has begun. I’ll be back tomorrow (Friday) night with “My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2009”. Tonight I’m headed up to Fort Lauderdale to see “Weird Al” Yankovic LIVE in concert. I’ve been a fan since I was 16 years old. (Now I’m 52.) I’ll post my review of that show tomorrow night.
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