Every silver lining…

cactus at sunset

…I’m wasn’t entirely sure what the silver lining was when my Vaio failed to boot up earlier last week – even the cloud was fairly difficult to see at first. There was no fanfare, no explosion or fire. No error message or even a small fizzing noise. Just nothing…

I wiggled and tweaked, I thought laterally, logically and calmly and then I sulked for a while. I eventually came to the conclusion that it was (technically speaking) ‘buggered’. All my photographs, drawings and scribings were lost in the merest moment of anticlimax.

So I did what any self respecting man with a tiny screwdriver would do – I took it to pieces.

So here I sit (several days and several headaches later) with a shiny new desktop computer – proudly sporting the Portuguese version of Windows Vista which (for no apparent reason) hates my monitor, all my software and any attempt to network. I have bodged, sworn, coersed and fiddled and finally all is functioning in a usable manner.

What all this has to do with a photograph of a Prickly Pear – I have absolutely no idea…

I didn’t surf today.