The Windows Live Meltdown

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My new computer has its own set of noises that I’m not used to yet. So, I sit here half the day wondering what my computer is trying to tell me. Of course, I could just change the settings. But, I can’t find that. It’s not where it used to be. So I’m just going to go with it until one day I find it accidentally, which is my normal mode of operation. I’m used to it. Why fix it?

Anyway, so I hear a click in my house and I immediately wonder if it’s my coffee pot. That’s when it dawned on me, my house has its own set of noises that I should try to learn. What is my house trying to tell me? What if I can customize the settings of the noises my house makes? Visitors at my door sound like someone knocking. A person calling me sounds like a phone ringing. The microwave makes beeps when my food is done. See where I’m going with this? It’s bloody brilliant!

Or, and I think that this is probably more true, I need to get away from my computer every once in a while. My mind is melting. The world is not one huge Windows Operating System. I can’t just X out of places when I no longer want to be there. I can’t google where my keys are and when traffic stops, I can’t just reboot it.

Maybe I should take the red pill. Does anyone know where to find that Morpheus guy?

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The Deeper Dark is the story of a fighter pilot who spends a few years in a POW camp. When he returns to civilization, he realizes how much has changed as life just seemed to move on without him. His wife remarried and his daughter learned how to grow up without her father around. When he finds out there’s more to the story the day his jet went down, he finds himself in the middle of unimaginable corruption. Trying to keep their secrets hidden, his invisible enemies threaten the one person he has left in this world. But they have no idea how far he’s willing to go to save her life.

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