Billy’s computer went down at the office and after making some calls, I talked to a computer repair place that told me it sounded like a hardware problem and that I could buy a new harddrive and replace the drive myself.

“I’m not very techno,” I explained, honestly, “Do you think I could do it?”

“Oh sure,” he said. “It’s not that hard.”

he guy who sold me the drive also said it would be easy to install. What rope are these guys smoking? It took me half the morning to figure out how to get the old drive out and now I still can’t get the thing to work. Something’s screwy with the IDE cables and I tried numerous configurations and basically the computer won’t recognize the cd drive and the new drive at the same time. A friend said that I have a master/slave problem and the [expletive] documentation, of course, doesn’t match anything in reality.

Can you imagine if someone called me and said, “I’m not much of a cook but I can heat up a can of soup, do you think I could make ravioli from scratch, and sauce from scratch and apple pie from scratch?” And me going, “Oh yeah, sure no problem, it’s a snap.”

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