I meant giving up on computers! Years ago I found out that Sanyas means retire in Hindi ! That is another story.
Just before I left for Bkk, my computer displayed a blue screen which meant danger! A techie came home to restart the computer but all the data on C: drive went missing. I know that disciplined users only save programs on C, but I had let most pictures and some folders occupy the C drive as at some point of time I forgot all about the partitioned D:
Eventhough I have an external drive, for some reason could not get it working in Bangalore and was too lazy to seek help! So it meant I had lost almost all the pictures uploaded in the last two years. Not really a big loss! Except I post some of them on my blog.
On my return I found out that the techie had replaced my hard disc drive and was also suspecting that the mother board would pack up any time. So the saga continued. My first computer was an assembled one and it failed in about 2 years! The next, made in Thailand, did a little better but packed up before I left for Bangalore. It did have a transplant of a hard disc drive earlier but when the mother board failed I was advised to go for a new computer! I bought a branded one this time and may be the reason I got a little careless.
Being a victim of failed hard disc drives over time, I do not store anything important on my computer. Also I blame all my earlier problems on a conflict of interest! I was a manufacturing engineer and a mechanical one at that. I thought no wonder all the electrical and electronic products fail on me and computer virus attack! But this time the techie said that the failure could be due to too much dust in the computer, thus a mechanical reason! While I am not jinxed anymore the end result seem to be the same. Hence my serious thoughts on taking a sanyas.
Not easy as a few are kind to tell me when we meet that they read and enjoy my blogs, eventhough they do not make a comment. Then out of the blue a comment from an unknown person appears and it feels even more worthwhile! Just one person out of the 7 billion makes a nice comment and it feels worthwhile to continue blogging! It is a hard decision but I may be forced in case the new hard disc goes the way of the others!
I also get paranoid when I think that most of our life is now dictated by computers! I keep hearing that systems are down and no one explains exactly what happens, I am sure many science fiction stories are written based on the day the internet goes haywire all over the world, possibly due to an alien invasion! Could be worth a blog!.
There you go:-)