My morning started with coffee and cursing. The cursing was emanating from my husband who was thoroughly peeved off with our laptop that was not behaving to his liking. To his insistence, the computer was making decisions on its own, such as opening pages and pushing command buttons on various websites. Of course, I scoffed dismissively and returned to my coffee.
Fast forward to the afternoon following on from a wonderful lunch, it was my turn at the keyboard. I began working on the outline for a future post when suddenly, what were imaginary problems when they involved my husband earlier in the day, suddenly became my reality.
It seems our laptop saw fit to publish my working model gibberish, a fact that escaped my notice for five hours. Upon returning from a visit with friends, I was mortified to discover this rather red face inducing development and swiftly deleted the posting.
I suppose this is all my fault as there have been plenty of warnings in the media of late regarding the fact that Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, thus subject to some rather nasty digital illnesses. I think mine just caught a bug.
This was definitely the straw that broke the camel's back so we are now in the market for a less vulnerable laptop. Please stay tuned as normal service will resume shortly.
Have all of you non-Mac users updated your computers from Windows XP?