This Has Just Gotten Old

Seriously. Now I’m pissed off. I have so little time that I can work on this thing, and this is the second time in 3 months that I’ve written a long article/diatribe, spent hours on it only to have it go up in smoke.

“Internet Explorer has encountered a fatal exception error and will now close. Would you like to inform Microsoft?”

You sonofabitch!

It had been so long since my last post that I’d forgotten where my last article went. I was using Windows 98 then on a creaking AMD 400 K6-III. Now I’m using XP Pro (which hasn’t crashed since I bought it) on a P-4 2.4 ghz monster with 768 megs of RAM. I just *finally* figured out which side of our wobbly Iraq fence I was on and laid it all out in a brilliant (heh) diatribe that took well over 2 hours to complete. After I restarted Internet Explorer and went into the Elburro composition area, because surely, it must have posted. Somewhere… my opus was missing.

Too bad my memory’s too short. Too bad I thought XP Pro was invincible. Ah, who knows, it may well be B-2, the blogger I’m using. But it’s killing me.

For this rant, I’m using Mozilla. And I’m actually typing it in notepad and saving the sonofabitch so that I can copy/paste the bastard on the web.

When I was a kid, a cranky neighbor had a bumper sticker on his car that said Dimmit Dammit. Not being a driver, I had no idea what it meant to dim one’s headlights when following another car. I thought it was just his cranky way of expressing his view of the world.

Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit. Dimmit Dammit……