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Twice yesterday I uttered the words “it’s why I’ll never get on the space shuttle.”

On the way to work, I stopped at SuperAmerica. Sorry, Speedway.  The cashier was struggling with the computer that runs the gas pumps, having to basically re-boot it every time somebody needed to pump their gas.  While I was waiting for her to ring me up (no gas for me), I commiserated with her and she made a derogatory remark about computers in general.  I replied “Yea, it’s why I’ll never get on the space shuttle.”

Fast forward a couple of hours and we had a “flub” (Tech’s word for it, not mine) which locked a lot of us out of our program subdirectories for about an hour. I was the one who called the helpline to document the issue so I was the one to hear the tech swear that computers would be the death of him.  As I repeated my space shuttle line, I realized that I say this often in response to somebody griping about pcs and computers in general.  Interesting that there is a need – seems to me that our society depends heavily on computers but generally doesn’t like them.  So here I am, stuck with “it’s why I’ll never get on the space shuttle” as my personal mantra.  I supposed it could be worse.

Do you have a mantra? What would you like it to be?

25 thoughts on “Ohm!”

    1. Many years ago when I was still at Software Etc. they were three of us on the team and we often said “same shit, different day”. At one point my friend Alan had a little sign made up that said SSDD. I still have that sign up in my studio today.

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  1. Never thought much about a mantra, but I guess I’ll default to “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff.”

    The corollary to that is probably “In 100 years we’ll all be dead anyway, and it won’t matter.”

    Chris in Owatonna

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    1. No, I don’t work at NASA. But I will admit that stories about space and planets and stars do draw my attention when I see them.


  2. Husband says “when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”. For some reason, there is a sense of giddiness in our community today and I am having rather extraordinary encounters with a diverse bunch of people.

    I got my REAL ID today. No hassles and I was given it immediately with no waiting.

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