Monday, 20 February 2017

Time Flies


Where does time go?
Intending to be at St P's for noon today I rose with plenty of time to spare, ate dressed washed and all reading done I happily awaited the hour of departure.
Why therefore with all things done and careful planning completed did I find myself suddenly rushing for the door?  At one point there was an hour before I left the next minute I was racing to get out on time!
Who stole those minutes? 

Switch the laptop on and watch it warm up and almost half an hour will pass before it is ready for work.  Switch it on and go make a cup of tea taking only two minutes and the brute is wondering where you have been and switched itself off again!  How does time work in such situations?
Waiting for a dentist to finish pulling teeth can take hours but a fanciful delight of whatever sort lasts only seconds, how come?
I am reminded of the tombstone which read:-
"Harry Smith the inventor of time travel.  
          Died 3rd February 2317."


This old laptop is quite good however a year or two ago I bought a second one as this was overheating and playing up.  Once I obtained a new one this brute began to play nice again!  The newer one has more power, more ram, more GB space and is slower than this one!  I am annoyed as I cannot figure out why.  
I have done all the usual things, increased ram, run the anti this and anti that, cleaned out this and that and having done all the usual things the beast still reacts slower than this old one.  Possibly Cortana that needless use of space might be responsible, it is off on the old one but keeps appearing unwanted on the newer.  I have tried closing it down as per usual methods but it keeps reappearing.  None of the recommended tricks work.
Possibly that is not the problem but I cannot work things out as to why it is slower, it ought to be faster than this.
A bit like me really, very fast for my age...  what?  Oh!



7 comments:

the fly in the web said...

Time is a puzzle here too...one minute the morning stretches ahead...then it's a mad rush to get the lambs, dogs and poultry fed before lunch.
You note who gets priority - they make the most noise.

Lee said...

Time went that way ------------>

Mo said...

I love the tombstone inscription.
Get rid of Cortana, shes just a spy

Jenny Woolf said...

Cortana is the culprit! Perhaps you need to be more devious getting rid.

Adullamite said...

Fly, Time flies when you are having fun....!

Lee, I'm after it...

Mo, Indeed but it is hard!

Jenny, I agree but they make it so difficult.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Alas, I do not think I can ever come close to being as good at having senior moments as you. With them lasting for days on end, you should be recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records!

Adullamite said...

Jerry, I agree.