|| Modern-day superstitions
||Aug. 19th, 2004 10:57 am|
Comment last night made me think of one of my modern-day superstions; when installing new hardware in a PC I wil *never* put the case back on until it's been proved functional, "lest I jinx it".|
Anyone else do this or similar?
(Actually I'm not superstitious, but I don't think the PCs know this...)
Yep. And I used to work on Hewlett-Packard servers all the time, I'm convinced my "special way" with them was due to me giving them a pat and a rub on the side of the case while software or OSes were installing. And I babytalked them.
Yes I'm disturbed, but i'm medicated. What can I say?
Of course. As soon as you put the case back on, /something/ will go wrong.
I don't think I knew anyone who kept their machines running with cases on for years, we certainly didn't. We also take care if buying cases to get ones which are easy to open and remove stuff from.
Oh gods yes, it always breaks if I forget this *grins* And given some of the weird stuff I subject my computers to, I need all the help I can get (yes, I also name them and
talk to swear at them).