Short Circuit Karma

Attack of the machines
Ever since I can remember, I've been bad with technology. Not bad as in, I don't know how to use it, but bad as in, every electronic thing I own seems to break down or malfunction within weeks of being introduced to my life. I'm generally not into new age type declarations about auras and the like but I honestly think that I am just not wired for technology. Our wavelengths are in discord, our chis are misaligned, our vibrations create electronic chaos.

To give you a relevant example, the reason the Kickstarter campaign has been so slow to launch is precisely because my computer hates me and doesn't want to see me succeed in life. Okay, so it's not as dramatic as that but it's close. The first video editing program I downloaded (a hacked version of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6) just one day decided to stop working and toss several days of editing into untraceable virtual space. So, as resilient as I am, I let it go and find a new video editor to work with. This time, I go with a much much much cheaper but still highly rated program - CyberLink PowerDirector 11. Things go smoothly for the first day. After several hours together, I think we're in love. But by the end of the night, it realizes we're not riding the same wave and decides to present to me a frozen green screen. I spend the next 3 hours begging it to come back to me and, very reluctantly, it does. I should've known its affections were only a facade though because by the afternoon of the next day, it crashes and doesn't save any of my work. My spirits are crushed and I have somewhat of a nervous breakdown at this point. To add insult to injury, on the very same day, I discover that my camera battery has died and refuses to charge. My plans of launching by today are foiled and I have many thoughts of throwing my entire collection of electronics out the window of my 2nd story apartment.

Which brings me to this moment. After a full night of sleep (something that I've been neglecting the past few days in favor of editing), I feel much calmer and hopeful. If I've learned anything from life, it's that everything passes. I'm going to take a day to rest and then jump back into editing, remembering to save on an external source every 5 seconds minutes.



  1. Aaaah... I'm so sorry! What a nightmare. Glad you can convert the losses into lessons, but... dang. Sending love, encouragement, and lots of admiration for how you're handling the turbulence.

  2. Including making a downright adorable gif.