I used to know guys who would take old computer hardware out in the desert and shoot it up. I never went, and I've never gratuitously destroyed a computer in 2 decades of working with the things. Until yesterday when I picked one up by the monitor and introduced it to the floor.

My regret isn't that I violently destroyed a computer, but that it was my Mom's computer, and I did it right in front of her, and without even a story-worthy reason, just out of garden variety frustration. And perhaps there's some regret that I was actually unsucessful in destroying anything other than the monitor and some speakers. The computer was salvaged, and my mom has a new monitor and a working system again.

Sorry Mom & Maggie. To make up for it, I'll humiliate myself with this recording of "broke mom's computer blues", which will only be available for a very limited time: click to listen (warning: contains harmonica).

Anyway, don't worry; any remaining frustration will be taken out the usual way: Splitting firewood.

I can relate
Typically at work and home computers may annoy but never provoke a physical reaction, but if my mom is involved I can behave foolishly.
Comment by Cranium
I can relate
Typically at work and home computers may annoy but never provoke a physical reaction, but if my mom is involved I can behave foolishly.
Comment by Cranium