A voyage on the Beagle

Hey there folks. Sorry it’s been a while since I gave you an update, there’s been a lot going on. Mishelle has come down to Colombia to visit for a month, we’ve been to the Galapagos (somewhere close to 600 pictures to filter through, that’s taking a LONG time), plus one other issue…

I’ve come to the conclusion that I have an abusive husband. My abusive husband is technology. No matter how much technology hurts me, I still love it and keep coming back for more. I buy a used car – and it immediately craps out on me. I buy a new one – and a broken wire costs me more than $600 to repair. Three tires blow out within a year. I buy an mp3 player to take down to Colombia with me, put ALL my music on it (about 20Mb) and it immediately dies when I get down here. I buy a SECOND mp3 player, and when it gets here there’s no battery and the firmware craps out on me because when I was transferring files my computer died. I buy the aforementioned laptop, and 1. The video card goes so I have no TV output 2. The AC adapter is falling apart, the wires are about to go I think 3. I go through a month of utter hell as one of my RAM modules has gone haywire, causing programs to randomly shut down, the COMPUTER to randomly shut down, programs won’t start, files get corrupted, etc etc etc, and 4. Finally, last night, my computer completely died. It no longer even turns on.

So, what to do? Do I leave this abusive relationship, even though I love technology so much? Or do I continue to allow it to abuse me? Maybe I should join a monastery, they don’t have technology there, do they?

Anyway, I’ll try to give you all an update as soon as I can – which may be months, depending on what happens with my computer. Wish me luck.