My tenant’s girlfriend’s computer lit on fire and suffered a rather severe hard drive crash. He asked me to look at it telling me the drive held important stuff and I started running drive recovery. The progress was glacial but I bore through knowing “it was important”. I recovered the first set of data which yielded a collection of emails in txt-speak about concert tickets. My resolve waned. I kept it spinning for a day or two more seeing it’s estimated completion time was around Candlemas thinking it’d magically speed up. The final straw was when files for WinAntiVirus 2009 (a virus program) and I snapped. This computer was dead, it deserved to die, the hard drive was simply the device who decided to end itself.
After seeing its pain, I’m thinking of having a new mission in life: create something to cause hard failures in PCs and become the Kevorkian of computers.