This week's been a wee bit crummy. The internet's been down the whole of Tuesday... which got my work stuck. No internet means no work gets done. *LOL* We are too dependent on the internet for our work these days... it is almost scary when its down. Almost.
Internet went up after a few hours of downtime... and we sorted some stuffs out.
And today... *BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP*
Oh oh... the dreadful beeping sound is back. When i had the beeping sound few weeks ago, i manage to fire it up again after many many tries. Today.. it refused to start up. This desktop is only almost 2 years old. Pretty new system which i've configured to do all my bidding. Yes.. it does most of my work. Its running on heavy.
My offsite IT support guy asks me how many beeps was it beeping. We both listen hard. He on the phone listening and me holding the phone close to the heart of my pc. We were like some doctors.. seriously... it was quite funny at that moment. He said.. sounds like 3 beeps. Then i said.. 4 beeps. We both listen hard again. I didn't know that when the computer beeps in a series of beeps, its a signal for the IT support to decipher the problem. 1 beep means something and 2 beeps means something else. There is a site that tells you what those beeps meant. I learn something new today.
Off i went to the service center to drop it off. Since it was under warranty for another year, i get to fix it for free. But i will probably be computerless till next week.
The guy says its probably a mother board issue and hopefully i don't get my data wiped out completely. Its hard when you have fine tune some things and it is going to be a chore to get it all tuned again.
But.. i call this divine intervention. I am not exactly jumping and dancing here very happy when the computer is down and in the hospital. But I take this opportunity to take a break and take my dad, Dom and Piper for a holiday. We are going on the road tomorrow :)
My dad was quite happy.. and am jumping in glee as he can go for a break. He's been wanting to visit his other daughters for weeks. I have been busy lately to take him. Well.. he got mom to help and the BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP sent my computer to the hospital and i am free to move.
I am supposed to go down to Kuala Lumpur to work. To do the knowledge transfer with my colleague. Bummer! Do you seriously think my bosses will let me go off so easily without work :) Naw!
Sometimes it is nice to be away from the electronics and gadgets for a while to smell them roses. I won't be dropping by to your blogs to visit these few days. But we'll come a visiting again when the computer is back. It will be juat family time.. and some work :)
And how am i writing this post now? hahhahahaha.. I got to steal a computer to post and i'll give it back to the owner soon :) Take care folks.. and if you are going on the road... drive safe. Its a long weekend. Loads of cars on the roads.
We wills be thinkings of yous. Urmms... but we won'ts be missings you. Ops! Them doxie girl Puddles is prettys contagious. Go visits hers and gets yourselfs infecteds :)
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