2001 A Space Odyssey. Fixing the Hal 9000
The Hal 9000, the main antagonist in Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey gave foreboding of a fictional world when computers, robots & Artificial Intelligence would replace man & takeover the world. Most days, I wanna heave my PC right out the window.
Originally written in September of 2019, I finally gave up trying to fix my old dinosaur & bought myself an early Birthday present: a new computer with a Microsoft 10 Operating System.
OMG. I'm ready to return it to the store I bought it from.
In addition to Tech Support issues with my Web Page, I'm having issues with my entire system freezing, slow Internet access & web pages freezing. That, plus having to "teach myself" how to use these "new & improved programs" that I've been using forever that now have all the bells & whistles.
I don't vent very often, but I am so PISSED right now.
I will be offline for a while as I do Tech Support on my Operating System.
My Desktop & my Notebook computer still run on the Windows 7 Operating System. For the past couple days in a row, my Desktop almost didn't turn on, leaving me staring at the "Blue Screen of Death."
Microsoft has been sending notifications that support for Windows 7 was ending & that I should download the Windows 10 upgrade for my Operating System.
Well, that day is here.
How much fun will I be having for the next couple of days???
I can remember the exact day I went online in March of 1997.
My first computer wasn't an Apple Lisa, but it was very much an infuriating hunk of junk more like the Hal 9000.
Pretty much like a glorified typewriter with no Modem & no Internet access.
This morning I'm lucky it even turned on, so I'm gonna be kinda busy trying to breathe life back into this thing without having to invest in new equipment.
Meanwhile, please enjoy this clip from Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey, featuring the Hal 9000 while I am tearing my hair out & running screaming from the room.
Hopefully I will be back soon.