Safe Mode

It’s broken down.
So what? Who cares?
Silence. Move on.

System restart.
Using safe mode.
(Without plug-ins).

Should do the trick.
Or perhaps not.
Who cares? Move on.

Claim a refund?
No warranty…
Take to the tip?

It was rather
Expensive. True,
but years ago.

Not worth the cost
Of repairing,
Things of that sort.

In the mean time,
Back in its box.
Leave it a while.

Switch the thing off
Then on again.
You know the drill.

Usually works.
If not, just get
Another one;

A different
Make this time, more
Reliable.

by Peter Coles (aged 49).

 

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5 Responses to “Safe Mode”

  1. by a mac?

    (although even i’m finding it hard to justify the cost of the new one with the retina display)

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    How about a Ted Hughes version?

    Virus creeping. Computer, unknowing,
    Happily crunches numbers.

    Virus attacks. Files scatter.
    Corruption spreads.

    Blue screen. Death.

  3. To the tune of J. J. Cale’s “Cocaine”, adding a bit of nostalgia for the good old VAX:

    They said just relax, it’s as good as a VAX;
    bluescreen.
    The work is all done, now save and have fun;
    bluescreen.
    It goes down, It goes down, It goes down, bluescreen.

    My work is all fiz, all I got now is:
    bluescreen.
    Dr. Watson is here, his message ain’t clear;
    bluescreen
    It goes down, It goes down, It goes down, bluescreen.

    Hear all the moans, we need Sherlock Holmes;
    bluescreen.
    Get off our backs, it sure ain’t no VAX;
    bluescreen.
    It goes down, It goes down, It goes down, bluescreen.

    It goes down, It goes down, It goes down, bluescreen.

    http://zinser.no-ip.info/common/vms/fun/bluescreen.htmlx

  4. The haiku version:

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

    More at http://www.gnu.org/fun/jokes/error-haiku.html

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