I’m Calling It “Jesus”

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For about the past week or so, my computer has been sending little messages to my computer god Ted, saying it was having a bit of a problem.  He monitors my computers remotely, and started getting notices of an issue with one of the two hard drives.  Bad sectors, or corrupt thingamajigs, or some such highly technical geek talk that quickly outpaces my level of understanding.   (I know just enough about computers to either fix minor problems, or really screw them up big time!)

Anyway, he let me know one of my drives was probably dying, and that I had better do something about it.  I planned to check into the problem this weekend, once I was on days-off from work.  Of course, the computer decided not to wait.  The drive died early Friday morning, disappearing from the Hardware Devices page, and everywhere else you might expect to find it.

Crap!  All my blogging stuff was on that drive!  (Rule #1!  Back it all up on DVDs!)  While not the end of the world, it was a going to be a royal pain, since recovering all that data was going to take some work.  It’s all out there on the interweb thingy, but man…  that was going to eat up a lot of time and effort to track it all down and save it somewhere else.

So, Friday, it dies.  Then… IT’S A MIRACLE!  Sunday afternoon, it’s alive again!  Quick!  Blog files backed up to an external hard drive, then to a DVD.  Whew!  I think I have it all.

I’m calling it my Jesus drive.  It died, and on the third day it rose from the dead!  Hallelujah!

Now I’m waiting to see if it decides to ascend into heaven sometime in the near future.  It’s OK, it can go into the light if it wants, I’ve got what I wanted.   I’ve blessed it with copious amounts of my Holy Ministrations (yes, I can do that. I’m a High Priest. Really. Check it out here). Blessings of a non-denominational,  secular nature, of course.  Dry blessings, since electronics and Holy Water don’t get along.  Kind of like vampires and Holy Water.  Sort of.  Same kind of smoke ensues from both if you get them wet.  Not much in the way of screams, at least not from the computer.  Sparks, sometimes.  Not much fun to be around in either case, regardless.

If the ascension thing happens, Ill let you know.

The Silliest Story Ever Told

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PZ Myers is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris. He has a great blog site, Pharyngula, which I read quite often. I also follow him on Twitter.

Being a scientist and a rationalist, PZ isn’t shy about stating his opinion on any and all things related to science and superstitions. One of today’s posts (he posts quite often, as the mood strikes, some short pithy comments, other longer commentary. Always a good read, regardless.) is about Easter, and how the story as it’s commonly told really isn’t what it seems. Go check it out, here.

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