Dead Printers and Geeky Valley Girls
My printer died. After faithfully serving me for more than four years, my HP Deskjet 812C died while in service. Actually, shortly thereafter. I had just printed out a 30 page grading criteria checklist and after that, nothing would coax my printer to print. I probably shouldn’t say dead. Maybe it had a stroke. I can get it to print a test page. Not through my computer though. I have to play around with its buttons. I turned it off, checked all the connections, uninstalled the drivers and then reinstalled them. Didn’t work. Critics will say that it was my fault (they always do). But I never did anything. It was just time for my printer to go. They go to wherever printers go when they die. I suppose that’s Printer Heaven or something. They get endless refills of paper and lots of Toner/Ink depending on what kind of printer they are.
Well anyway, so I was talking to my buddy today and suddenly we came upon the notion of a hypothetical being – a geek valley girl. I thought one of those would speak like this:
Well, so I like bought this totally awesome 40 gig Maxtor and I was like Oh My God this is just so awesome!
Well, anyways so I like had it for like four months? And then it just like CRASHED?! And I was like oh my God!
Like I had all of my Perl scripts in there! I was all tore up! This is like soooo lame y’know?