Remember those psychological thriller movies where the devious husband would contrive to drive his wife crazy? He would create all kinds of situations and illusions to make sure his wife went mad and, therefore, would eventually be committed. With her out of the way, he would then be free to spend her fortune.
Now, diabolical spouses are no longer needed. The diabolical husband or wife has been replaced with the computer! In my case, I am definitely married to it.
You may remember I wrote a previous entry about the ways Microsoft was killing me with kindness. More recently, the Heaven Community Forum program has been out to get me.
Let me give you an idea of the extent of my computer’s wiles. In order for me and others to have one (1) posting appear, we have to submit our posting up to four (4) times! And sometimes, when I try again to post the message that did not appear, the computer gives me this message: “You cannot make another post so soon after your last; please try again in a short while."
Do you see what I mean?
And the computer provokes me further, for even its errors are not certain. Every once in a while, it will behave properly and act as though it has never done otherwise. Nothing is certain. Uncertainty is one of the tricks that my computer uses to throw me off-balance.
But this is not all.
A dear subscriber, user name Shy, posted a beautiful message on the forum recently. http://heavenletters.org/angelsplace/viewtopic.php?t=3708 She was shocked to see her same message going up not once, not twice, but thrice! Shy wondered what she had done wrong and wrote another posting entitled HELP, in which she asked me to please remove the two extra postings. I assured her that SHE had done nothing wrong, and I would take care of it.
I followed the deleting process carefully and cautiously, the way you’d go through a mine field.
As soon as I pressed an action key, came the message: “You can only delete your own postings." (That was a lie.)
I pressed the back arrow to get back and try again.
Immediately came the message: “The message you are looking for does not exist."
The computer won't delete and, in the same breath, it says the message isn't there when the messsage IS there. As if that isn't maddening enough, the computer stays calm and stoic through it all. Even when I finally succeed, I am twitchy.
I want you to know I have been nice to my computer. I gave it a good name. I gave it Adrachin for a first name because Adrachin is a computer whiz, and his computer never gives him a hard time. I gave my computer a friendly last name, Schatzi. Schatzi means sweetheart and should know to create harmony. After all, it should respect that I am a Godwriter.
What’s the name of your computer, and does it ever give you a hard time? And what do you do about it?
While I'm waiting for your answer, I think had better go read a Heavenletter.