Thursday, May 3, 2007

Panic in Stimeyland

Oh, man. I'm in a semi-constant state of panic and cold sweat due to my fledgling videography business. I have the creativity, the drive, and the ability to put together great projects, but, fuck, the technology is killing me.

I'm working in software that I know how to use, but that keeps freezing up on me. The only reason I'm blogging tonight is because I can't get my software to work for more than five minutes at a time so it's tough to do any work. Clearly there's something wrong with something.

But here's the thing. I'm totally dependent on my computer for my other job, not to mention most of my personal life, so taking it in to be serviced is going to be a problem. And I don't know if it needs to be serviced or if I just need to be less of a dipshit.

And frankly, there's other software that I'd rather use, but it's pricey, I'm not absolutely sure it will do what I need it to do, and--little detail here--I have no idea how to use it. My hands are clammy, there's a giant pit in my stomach, and I think I might be having heart palpitations.

It's crazy how a little electronic box with a screen can have so much power. I'm definitely on the "have" side of the computer gap, but apparently there is still a knowledge gap that I need to leap. It's sad to realize that I'm on the "have-not" side of that gap.

I know I'll work it out, and I'm fortunate enough to have the resources to be able to eventually find a solution, but I'm going to be a jittery, slobbering puddle of goo by the time I do.

Maybe instead I'll find me some nice neo-Luddites to get in good with.

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