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    There are three kinds of death in this world. There’s heart death, there’s brain death, and there’s being off the network. –Guy Almes

    Last night, I found a suicide note from Sony V.

    Dear Ross,

    I have lived a long life where once I was useful. I now realize that my mental state is quickly declining. I do not have that power and speed I once possess. I know how you cared for me, especially when I was infected with a terrible virus. I saw your pain.

    My mental lapses are too much to bear.  Every time I collapse, I saw your desperation…your endless search for help to find your missing “part” in me.

    Today, I am taking matters into my own hands. Before I sign off, I want to thank you for all the good times. You turn me on every time I see your eyes gleaming on a new day. I am happy feeling your warm touch as you end your day. I promise to keep all your secrets. I am taking away with me everything you’ve given me.

    Goodbye,

    SonyV.

    Soooonnnyyyy Vvvvv!!!

    Who is SonyV?

    It was a magical day when I first met SonyV.  He was sitting near the window. There was something about Sony’s onyx lines that captured my attention.  My friend handed me Sony’s credentials and I was impressed by his skills, IQ, memory and power.

    That very moment, I knew Sony’s the one I have to spend my life with. I went near Sony, touching his exquisite body. Teasingly he said: “You can’t afford me, baby.”

    I can’t resist the burning desire to be with SonyV. I decided to risk and paid for all his worth! I took SonyV home consenting to his condition that he has to be with his inseparable friends. I agreed to his desire.

    SonyV moved with ecstasy as he saw his throne inside my bedroom. He treated me well. I would come home from work and find him waiting for me. His body lighting up as I gently run my fingers on his keys.

    As I sit on my chair watching him perform before me, boasting all his power, I can hear his adorable  sound letting me know he is ready to serve me. As soon as he reaches his top form, his friends would eagerly assist him for my pleasure.

    My life then became a sort of “manage a trois!”
    Ross sobs as she recalls her life with departed SonyV and continues.

    SonyV and his friends were my inseparable companions. They gave me joy . They entertained me. They helped me with my project…everything!

    SonyV had a powerful voice, filling up my room together with his friend,  SonyV’s Media Center.  SonyV sung beautifully together with my itunes.
    SonyV together with his buddy, Mister Internet brower  gave me all the informations I wanted. They showed me  all the beautiful places I needed to see and hooked me up on dates with unknown faces inside the chat rooms.
    SonyV and his multi faceted Adobe friend helped me with my projects, creating together beautiful works of art.

    We enjoyed each others company for many years.

    Sony Vaio PCV-W20

    One day SonyV changed. He became temperamental, refusing to turn on or off on occasion.  He would suddenly freeze while I was in the middle of  writing a document or downloading a file from the internet. I would boot him up and he would open up very, very slowly. He was changing.

    Last night, I found SonyV completely…

    **Ross clutches chest **      … gone!

    I tried everything: rebooting, unplugging, holding the buttons down for long moments. Trying F1-F12, the dummy that I am who still doesn’t know their functions! But SonyV didn’t come back. Not even after Computer Repair admitted him.
    Just like that, SonyV and his friends left me together with all my files, all my photos, all my music!!!

    My SonyV, my love, the center of my life. How could you do this to me? Leaving me alone in this cold hard world. Turning you on was my joy every morning, and shutting you down was my last thought before I sleep. How will I survive without you, how will I find all my media files, all my documents now?
    What will happen to Quotes in Can now?

    SonyV…I will think of you continually. Everyone will hear of your wonder and passing away.

    I will go on but it will not be easy.  Where ever you are, I will forever regret your loss. I love you and I will miss you, my Sony Vaio.

    In loving memory,
    Your administratorRoss

    P.S.

    To my readers, this is one reason why I will not be posting regularly as before… I’m grieving for my Sony’s death and it will take me months to replace him again.

    For the time being…browse around my posts and if you can memorize all my quotes while waiting for a new post…please do so!

    I hope you will understand…*sniffs**

    COMPUTER QUOTES

    Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” -Pablo Picasso

    The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.” -Sydney J. Harris

    Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months. -Clifford Stoll

    Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what
    they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.”
    – Putt’s Law

    To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer. -Farmer’s Almanac, 1978

    Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. -Joseph Campbell

    Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living. -Nicholas Negroponte

    Three things are certain: Death, taxes, and lost data. Guess which has occurred.
    – David Dixon, 1998

    Hardware: where the people in your company’s software section will tell you the problem is. Software: where the people in your company’s hardware section will tell you the problem is. – Dave Barry, Claw Your Way to the Top

    Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent, and reboot. Order shall return.
    – Suzie Wagner, 1998

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. – Mitch Ratcliffe

    Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done. – Andy Rooney

    I just wish my mouth had a backspace key. – Author Unknown

    If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization. – One of Murphy’s Laws of Technology

    In God we trust, all others we virus scan. – Author Unknown

    It’s not computer literacy that we should be working on, but sort of human-literacy. Computers have to become human-literate. – Nicholas P. Negroponte

    Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. – John F. Kennedy

    The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim. – Edsger W. Dijkstra

    Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. -Bill Gates

    There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It’s a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you ‘play’ with them! – Richard P. Feynman

    To have no errors… Would be life without meaning …No struggle, no joy
    – Brian M. Porter, 1998

    “1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d t0 g37 l41d”

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    Pessosa

    To be happy is to recognize that life, is worth living, even with all its challenges, misunderstandings, and its periods of crisis.

    To be happy, is to stop being the victim of problems and being the author of your own story.

    To cross deserts outside of yourself, and to find the oasis inside your soul.

    To thank God for each morning for the miracle of life.

    To be happy, is not to be afraid of your own emotions. It is knowing how to speak about yourself.

    To have the courage to listen to a “no”. To have the strength to receive a criticism, even when unjust.

    Stones in the road? I save every single one, one day I´ll build a castle.”- Fernando Pessoa – portuguese poet. (Translation in english by Isabel Gallagher)

    As I was walking the streets of Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona yesterday, I saw an epigraph on one old house “Stones in the road? I save every single one, one day I´ll build a castle” by Pessoa.

    Fernando Pessoa is one of my favorite 20th century writers and I would describe him as many writers in one.The Portuguese author attributed his work to literary alter egos that he called “heteronyms,” each of which had a fully developed identity.

    His works are extraordinary, a haunting mosaic of dreams, autobiographical vignettes, shards of literary theory and criticism and maxims. They are cerebral workings of a first-rate thinker on the dilemma of life. Full of fresh metaphors and unique perceptions.

    Walking the cobblestone path of this Gothic quarter in Barcelona …my mind wanders on every single stone in my life. How did I respond to these stones? Did they serve as my stumbling blocks or stepping stones??

    There are rough stones and smooth stones but have you ever wondered how it can be perfectly smooth? Did the stone start out this way, or did it change over time?

    Certainly it changed over time! The weather factors, the current of water, the constant stepping on of passer-byes are the physical causes of its transformation.

    Like the smooth stone, forces in our lives are constant and never ending, causing changes whether we like it or not.

    The important question for all of us  is:  how do we respond to change?

    Does change in our work environment or changes in our lives go unnoticed, or is of little concern?

    Look at the stones in your life…

    Change, adapt, and continue to learn is my resolution everytime I receive a stone hurled into my path.

    Change will affect you one way or the other, just like what happened to the stone.

    I’m past  half way of building my castle with my stones!

    PESSOA QUOTES

    All is worthwhile if the soul is not small.”

    At first, it’s unfamiliar, then it strikes root.”

    Could it think, the heart would stop beating.”

    God wills, Man dreams, the Work is born.”

    Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.”

    No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.”

    Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built.”

    To choose ways of not acting was ever the concern and scruple of my life.”

    To feel today what one felt yesterday isn’t to feel – it’s to remember today what was felt yesterday, to be today’s living corpse of what yesterday was lived and lost.”

    Wise is he who enjoys the show offered by the world.”

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