well...shit...i sure don't want to be victim to the rat, but i do get a bit suspicious at times; something happens that makes me say to myself, "wtf's goin' on here?" -- not that i'm excessively or irrationaly suspicious or distrustful of things i don't quite understand, but sometimes...well... i just wonder
i'm pretty well hooked into the web now, the 'puter's rarely off line; i do my share of downloading; i visit lots of sites, many of which i've been pointed to by info on other sites when i'm following an idea; i frequently empty the cookie jar into the compost; but i start to worry at times when i've been chasing vapor trails across the vastness of cyberspace and then i'm back to playing in my own backyard, but my two-tone gray dell is still chittering away, what's it doing and why? and if that weren't enough to make me rat conscious, i'm running windows!
windows, needless to say, is a quantum leap from my programs in basic on a ti99a; but life in general was a bit more understandable then, my car didn't have a brain of it's own, and i could change not only the oil, but a fuel pump, or starter motor or tune it up; it was mechanical, intuitively so, it never had a nervous breakdown from a blown chip, chips were something one found around the wood pile -- windows does things alllll by itself, it's complex, and i don't know what it's up to sometimes (if ever)
i sat down here this morning intending to catch up on e-mail but got drawn (as usual) to see what the folks on lj had been up to since last night -- that was when i noticed my bookmarks had been messed with -- groupings (former groupings) had been dumped out of their folders; it's one big disorganized pile! wtf? was indeed my first response, then i reformulated that into more meaningful english: where are my folders, and how did they disappear, and could folders vanish but their contents remain behind (seemingly so!)
i think the rat got a bit bigger byte out of me today...