Monday, April 20, 2009

Paranormal Desktop Computer

As I watch "Paranormal State" on A&E, I'm reminded of my paranormal desktop computer incident from today...

I've killed computers before with my strange electric touch, so it was no surprise that the desktop computer at my office wasn't turning on today.  I pushed the power button at least 15 times to try and turn it on, wiggled the computer cords, held the button in just in case it was in sleep mode...but nothing worked.  It's been on the fritz for a while now - literally taking at least 10 minutes to completely boot up, slow as a tortoise when any program is executed, known to moan every now and then - so I thought to myself "well, it's finally died".  I accepted it's sad fate, said some silent thoughts to myself about the desktop (e.g., "you've been good to me), and then I pulled out my laptop so I could begin checking my email and finishing a project.  I even started an email to send to our computer support person to tell him that my computer has died so he could come haul it away.  I got sidetracked and never sent the email (it's still in my draft folder!).  Then...maybe 4 hours later, the desktop computer turns itself on!  I looked around to see if it was a joke someone played on me, but no one was around!  too strange!

1 comment:

  1. Apart from regular paranormal stuff, we also have corporate sponsored paranormal stuff. Check it out at:

    (Our sys ad runs this program ~3am-5am on most lab comps remotely as a scheduled backup) it reaching out farther.... ???