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Tuesday
May272014

Compu-Triage: Help! What is this NOISE?

So that's what that noise was...

You’ve donned your yoga pants and work-out t-shirt. You’ve started playing soothing music at a low volume. You go to YouTube’s search bar:  “Yoga tutorial beginner,” you type. A whole list of promising videos pops up. So what if it’s May? You’re going to make good on those New Year’s resolutions. Good for you! You assume the Mountain Pose as your level-voiced instructor suggests, and take a deep breath.

This is when your tower starts making… a noise. It’s so different than the comfortable hum you’re used to hearing that your concentration is immediately ruined.

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Thursday
May152014

Compu-Triage: Help! My cat is a jerk!

Liquid Spills on Laptop

Finally, time to relax! The house is quiet. You pour yourself a tall glass full of freshly squeezed orange juice and sit down with your laptop at the kitchen counter to watch animated gifs of cats missing jumps.

“Mrowr,” Socks whines. Socks is always whining. Perhaps Socks doesn’t appreciate your watching his brethren embarrass themselves on the internet. You go to Google, “How to get cat to stop whining?” As the search is loading, Socks – that rat bastard – leaps onto the kitchen table where he knows FULL WELL he is not welcome. Anticipating your frustrated armsweep, he dodges and leaps across your laptop, knocking your orange juice into your keyboard, then scrabbling away across the linoleum.

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