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Blitzkrieg1701, August 18th, 2011, 3:02 pm

I've been complaining about my lack of buffer or unpolished pages for a while now, and I think it's time to change things up. Let's bring back that old favorite: COMPUTER PROBLEMS! Yes, once again technology has decided to take up arms in a valiant attempt to annoy me out of existence. In a move that's less like Murphy's Law going coming into effect and more like some spiteful demigod mocking my hubris, the external drive with all my backups is apparently toast (and it's also where all my music was stored. CURSES) And that's just the biggest problem...

So, yeah. That's why this page is up so early, I just wanted to make sure I COULD get it online. Next, I'll be burning the midnight oil to try and get as many additional pages finished and loaded before I inevitably have to ship the computer off to get taken apart AGAIN...

OH! But there's a new voting incentive! THAT'S good, right?

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Seros Senric (Guest), August 18th, 2011, 10:37 pm

Yeah, sophisticated technology (such as computers and storage devices) do seem to like annoying people like that. But not against a tech guy that knows what he/she is doing; they know their place.
This is also why sometimes when something isn't working, and you take it to the tech guys and it works with no problems. And also why I am glad to be one of the tech guys. For me technology just works, because it knows what will happen if it doesn't. (and when it doesn't work, I can usually fix it anyway)

Now that uninteresting text is out of the way, the comic:
I agree with them, except I'd also be wondering how quickly I'd be able to get to an escape pod.

The incentive: Layla's jealous... I quickly got over issues with height; assuming I had them to start with. My best friend in primary school started out the same height as me, but as the years went by he grew a lot taller than me, but that never seemed a big thing except that he could reach higher shelves without the aid of a chair. (Of course he was also older than me, so less of an issue than Layla has here)

And it has kind of just occurred to me that the main reason I comment is that I'm bored, not that I actually have anything to comment about. Oh well.

Blitzkrieg1701, August 18th, 2011, 11:20 pm

Well, that's clearly my problem with technology, right there. It doesn't fear me enough. :D

As is usually the case, though, it already sounds like the problem might be less serious (or at least different) than I'd initially feared. We'll know in a day or two, once my friend has a chance to look at it.

Anyway, I would suggest that Layla's not really that upset at the notion that she might be short (well, not in this specific instance, at least) and more that she feels her role of Surrogate Big Sister is somehow threatened by this. Then again, it hasn't been mentioned in the actual comic, so she may indeed have gotten over it... (that, or I only recently came up with the whole height thing and therefore couldn't write it into previous pages, but that's just RIDICULOUS)

Stick (Guest), August 19th, 2011, 9:01 am

Best way to incite fear in your technology:

Have replacement parts lying around so the moment it breaks down, out goes the broken part and in goes the replacement.

(Well, if you really had replacement parts lying around, might as well piece together another computer. :x)

Blitzkrieg1701, August 19th, 2011, 1:03 pm

Or, better yet, if I DO replace something, I could hang the broken piece on the wall all a warning. "SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU OUTLIVE YOUR USEFULNESS?"

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