Today’s comic is not really aviation specific, but I’m sure most people will be able to relate to Hans. Personally, on the spectrum from luddite to tech wiz, I am located somewhere in the middle. I can solve around 95% of my computer problems on my own with some common sense and Google fu. The annoying part are the 5% that are left.
And I actually love the occasional challenge and opportunity to learn and improve. It’s just that those computer troubles usually arise at the worst possible time, when you’re under pressure already. Then you first look for quick fixes that just allow you to keep working, and after a while, you end up with a mishmash of workarounds and patches. For example, I had the exact same issue as Hans has with his Mac in this strip, which no doubt inspired it. After years of trusty service, the thing randomly shut down. Usually in the middle of rendering a video (when it’s 90% done). After the situation got worse, I actually took apart my iMac and cleaned it thoroughly. And it worked! For a few months …
So now I write this from my new machine. Which I somehow managed to turn into an agglomeration of quick fixes and workarounds already after only a few short months, which I blame on Apple, because they don’t want to sell 27″ iMacs anymore, so I had to compile my system with various components. I could go on, but I’m sure other people’s computer issues are about as interesting as what they had for lunch!
I had Pasta, by the way.