Computer addiction?

If there is such a thing as computer addiction then I think I’ve got it ….no seriously I really do think so. Why else would someone who works 5 days a week in a ‘computing’ day job and runs a ‘computing’ company in the evenings/weekends, stay up until gone 2am – yes you’ve guessed it on a computer?

You’d have thought that catching some zzz’s would have been far more important and beneficial wouldn’t you. Well I keep asking myself the same question – why. Unfortunately, I don’t know why I do it, I just do – but it isn’t doing me any good.

As a result of my lack of ‘shut-eye’ I woke up like the proverbial bear with a sore head and my mood was as dark and dingy as the gloomy cloud cover outside. Not a good start to the day and the ideal ingredients for an argument – which we thankfully managed to avoid 🙂

For the first time in ages, I actually did what I used to do every Sunday – no not go to church – go to the bathroom to weigh. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was 16st 12lbs, which given the recent lack of training and my apparent poor diet was far better than I’d anticipated!

Being a glutton for computing punishment, I returned once again to my myriad of laptops, PCs and wireless kit in the office in another attempt to get a darn Cisco Aironet 350 series wireless PCI card to work with my Ubuntu laden Dell Latitude.

It shouldn’t be difficult but getting the whole thing to play ball with my Netgear DG834N router with WPA (TKIP & AES) encryption is proving nigh on impossible. Despite trying several different drivers, ndiswrapper and even a lighter Xubuntu installation, I failed miserably once again. I’ve now finally decided to give in for the sake of my sanity.