December 02, 2008

Computers!

I wanted to run one last program for my Phd , just a simple python script, but struggling for weeks with it. The program first asked for the latest version python ....ok! Done! Next asked for Biopython, Started installing this... but it asked for a latest version of C complier, Ok! Look for the C compiler, it asked me to upgrade the source files...Ok! Done! Next is the usual stuff ...restart the computer and guess what? After upgrading so many stuffs, it failed to start! Spent 3 hours creating a boot disk, running to the system administrator (as usual the concern person is on vacation for a week) ! Out of frustration, was explaining my problem to my colleague, showing him all the methods I tried to restart my computer, and my computer let me down, started as if it never had a problem before! How on earth is that possible, a computer which refused to start for 3 hours, working without any problem? Alexis, my colleague and my saviour was trying to convince me that its his good vibration and good karma, but finally found out that it was my stupidity, my ipod was connected to this computer for charging and so it was trying to boot from the USB (as it first in the boot sequence)! My God! these computers...!
My writings are still not going as fast as I thought, still feeling bit more positive, after spending the weekend lighting the first advent candle in a German church with delicious German Christmas cookies and cakes ! And spending time with this little angel Nivi added lots fresh air!

4 comments:

AlesK said...

you didn't mention that ur good vibes colleague had a look to ur BIOS and made you change the boot sequence ...
Ok that was just luck and he check that because he didn't know what to do ...
But I still prefer my "good vibs" explanation than the (false) "stupidity" one ... you were just absent-minded maybe because of ur thesis or maybe because you were thinking about your so beautifull, so funny and so intelligent colleague!!!
:]

Uma said...

Beautiful? funny? intelligent colleagues? who are you talking about ;-)

AlesK said...

not me for sure!! :]

Uma said...

combination of all three... i bet, you are the only one in the lab! i promise :-)