August 06, 2008

Betrayed By Someone Close To Me

Betrayal is not something that I tolerate well. I realize that is probably the case with many people, but I find it to be exceptionally difficult to swallow. Maybe it is because of my own loyalty. When the battle rages I don't run, I stand.

Shoulder-to-shoulder, back-against-back, that is how you find me. Punch me in the mouth, kick me in the crotch or stab me, it just doesn't matter. If the devil himself suddenly appeared I'd smack him down, without a second thought.

Not everyone can handle those standards. Not everyone can give what I ask. I understand, but at the same time when we are so close it is not something that I can just ignore.

I suppose that I should provide more details so that you can better understand what is happening and why fire is emanating from my nostrils. It is a very simple reason.

My ^&#&#*$$*()&%*$# computer has declared war upon me. Not just that, but it somehow has eaten around 40% of the music I had on my iTunes. And the thing that really sticks in my craw is that I save my iTunes files to an external hard drive. So WTF happened to my music.

I have recovered some of it and will definitely be able to restore more via the old CD collection, but that doesn't help me all that much. Hours upon hours have been spent running diagnostic tests and trying to implement some simple solutions.

Ran my spyware software and haven't found anything. Ran the antivirus to see if somehow something got through and haven't found evidence of anything. It is like trying to find D.B. Cooper, or my own episode of the X-Files.

The answers are out there

But I haven't found them yet. Listen closely and you just might hear me scream in frustration.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Screaming helps indeed. But this is the extent of positive thing that could be done in this situation...

Anonymous said...

My computer often betrays me. And I hate speaking to some help-wallah with a worse accent in English than myself. If I really wanted to do that, I would've stayed in Mumbai when last I visited - they all know computers, and they all speak buggery ghastly English there.

And they're all related to the engineers in my office.

Resultatntly, I need another language to swear and curse in. I am thinking of learning Hebrew for that purpose.

Or just pronouncing the 'word verification' that I need to type in to get this comment to appear. Sfszfyxq

---Grant Patel

Jack said...


Well, have to find something that works.


Hebrew lends itself to a number of expressions, but Arabic has a pretty good grip as well.

Anonymous said...

Lucky for you, Apple will send you all of your music again. Just send a message through the help system and they'll nicely add all your music back and ouila, you download it for free. They remind you to backup, but I've done it twice. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I always thought the Arabs quailled at strong language? It usually is a sign of having gone native when the liquor store owner finally starts using good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon words.

In Hindustani, one talks fancy using Arabic and Persian borrowings - but one swears and curses in strictest Hindi.

---Grant Patel