I have a personal disruptor field when it comes to electronic equipment.
I don’t know why.
I was raised by a computer geek of the first generation of computer geeks.Â I know how to get inside systems when I need to (or I can at least fake it).Â I can almost understand all the lingo some of the time.Â I’m not afraid to push buttons.Â I’m smart: keep that anti-virus stuff current.
But, electronics break.Â Randomly.
Suddenly drives disable themselves, drivers disappear, codes don’t match up.
I’m used to it by now.Â But it’s still a pain in the booty.
Case in point: I just spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to get my sound working again on my laptop.Â Along the way, I found several other problems but never solved the sound issue.
The, I casually opened up the properties manager again, just to double check the name of the hardware involved.Â Maybe Avi spilled milk on it and I didn’t notice?Â Cat hair stuck in between wires?Â Oh, look, it says “this drive has been disabled.Â go here to re-enable.”
My personal disruptor field decided to disable my dvd drive which caused the sound to fail, and me to lack my nightly Buffy installment.
Woe is me.