I don’t know whether I should be relieved or worried, but I guess it’s more of the latter: the rattling noise doesn’t come from my hard disk, but from the speakers. They make noise when I use the hard disk. All of a sudden, and I don’t know why. But, at least, it means my thirty gigabytes are probably not agonizing right now. Or maybe they are. Maybe they’re indeed dying, and using the sound card to scream their pain. Or maybe my computer just wants to mess with my head, because it thinks I use it too much, or that I’m a parasite, I never pay it favors, and I’m just a lousy human anyway. And that, obviously, I can’t contradict.
P.S. Oh, right. Obviously. As I kept turning the volume down on Winamp (xmms actually, but it’s the same idea) and turning it on on the amplifier, I get the interference amplified. Silly electronics. Silly me. Or just, silly amplifier with a digital volume control that doesn’t display its setting. So that you just have no idea where you are.
So it was a relief indeed. Everything’s back in order, no more interference, no more screeecreee when I load pages in Mozilla. I feel better. But still, I shouldn’t give up the thought of burning the eight gigabytes of data I’ve arranged yesterday in an aptly named
AGRAVER (4BURNING) directory.
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