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Friday Yuk: I am a computer-holic

By robo_dev ·
I am a computer-holic.

What does it mean to be addicted to computers? I used to have many friends and enjoyed things like going outdoors or watching television. But everything changed when I was a teenager. I bought my first PC, and ended up addicted. It was a Compaq portable PC that was slow, but still, I was hooked.

In school you never really sit and think -Oh does this person have a problem? Do you think they should spend so much time with computers? ...The only problem was, every time I bought another computer I would wake up with more remorse. So the worse I felt, the more I had to get a faster and more powerful computer.

It's definitely an addiction, and I couldn't stop. I didn't want to stop, and I didn't know how to stop, even if I did.

At first I didn't think that I had a problem. --I completely have this under control? was my constant thought. I thought --Oh, what's wrong with having more than one PC under your desk? Everybody has more than one PC.

Well, no they don't -nobody has an eight-port KVM at their desk or a locking server cabinet with dual Compaq DL-380s and a rack mount APC UPS.....except people like me who have a problem.

Deep down I knew that normal people do not have a RADIUS server for WLAN authentication as well as a Microsoft Exchange email server and a SharePoint server on their home network. But the denial was too great and the lure of the silicon too strong.

Today I woke up in a pile of cat5e cabling with a crimping tool clenched in my fist.... there were hard drives and CDs scattered all over the floor....a sad and pathetic sight.
I knew I had gone too far....I knew I needed help, bad.

So today I am going to a treatment recovery center to get help with my computer addiction.

Unfortunately the treatment recovery center is right next to Fry's Electronics.... :)

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