Turning on the computer

I was seated in my computer chair. I reached out my hand and pressed the ‘on’ button. After a moment the computer turned itself on.

72 Responses to “Turning on the computer”

  1. Caroline says:

    This reads a lot like the comments on my Twitter homepage.

  2. Deeleea says:

    WOAH…. welcome back Dull!

  3. Steve says:

    So, how did you turn it off?

  4. Daniel1979 says:

    Did you use your left or right hand?

  5. Simon Davies says:

    It’s back! Not that I’ve been waiting for its return, or anything interesting like that πŸ˜‰

  6. Is that it? Did you at least click on an icon?

  7. Seold says:

    Well,I pressed the ‘on’ button,however it turned itself off~

  8. Dean Peters says:

    Well thank goodness that’s all that happened. I don’t know if I could handle any more excitement than that.

    Time to sleep now – I’m exhausted even thinking about it.

  9. Kurt says:

    faithfully I check this blog everyday to add some excitement to my dull life. finally a new post. my pulse quickens possibly topping 62 beats per minute. I must rest.

  10. English Fox says:


  11. Oil Jobs says:

    Huh!! Anyways after switching it on did you use it ? πŸ˜‰


    Anita Patt

    [Admin – Thanks for comments, but in future I will delete comments with keywords as a name – letting this one through for info.]

  12. ~ says:

    pc or mac?

  13. Steve says:

    I typed this sentence into this blog.

  14. Alice says:

    I am a penguin.

  15. Hilary says:

    You are lucky, the on switch on my computer is very temperamental and doesn’t usually work, very annoying!

  16. Steve says:

    I am the Joker.

  17. andym says:

    ht: ~
    It has to be a mac. A PC would take far longer than a moment! πŸ˜‰

  18. djfrostfish says:

    This entry is even more exciting than the one five years ago where you turned on the light in your room. Keep the rest of the world informed of your fascinating life! I wish I could have been there to watch.

  19. hastiin says:

    man! you turned that thing on! you did it! major success

  20. Sherry Baker says:

    Hmm… I guess nothing interesting happened in the past few years… Glad to see things are picking up for you πŸ™‚

  21. {PBJ} says:

    # andym Says:
    July 11th, 2009 at 2:16 am

    ht: ~
    It has to be a mac. A PC would take far longer than a moment! πŸ˜‰

    — good job starting a flame war in the next couple of posts.

    besides, macs start up faster than pcs, but only because you cannot safely customize the internal hardware. it is made only for macs, and the software is made only for that hardware. in windows, you can mod to your hearts content making a new computer, and it will support anything. why? because they left a llot of time for configurations in the boot screen πŸ™‚

  22. Steve B says:

    You are truly an inspiration to us all, Dave. How you could manage to do such complex things, boggles my mind.

  23. Renae says:

    amazing… simply amazing….

  24. Oranjepan says:

    I’ve added your blog to my Reading List of Berkshire sites I monitor – it certainly adds some balance to the hectic crowd of excitable commentators! Keep it up!

  25. TL says:

    Do we still need this blog, now that we have Twitter?

  26. Lex DeNovo says:

    Your return exhausts me. I am happy, but I must now nap.

  27. shammi says:

    It took just a moment? wow. May I have your computer? Mine takes at least two minutes!

  28. Nick says:

    thats what she said

  29. hi says:

    i did that then my computer caught fire it was warm

  30. mr conformist says:

    what is funny is that i also have a computer chair.

  31. Watzmann says:

    How much time did you need to press the button? 3 years ….

  32. Bob says:

    Wow and I who writes interesting things never get this attention.

  33. kellybored says:

    wow i have a computer and a computer chair thats weird
    small world huh

  34. wolfgang says:

    genius, just genius!

  35. Mr.M says:

    it is also a coiencidence that i have an on button but have never learned to use it rite

  36. michael says:

    well it didnt turn itself on then did it :p you manually turned it on in a dull fasion

  37. In the past years i have blown up spaceships, halo rings, forerunner bases, practicaly all thats blowable. shot thousands of aliens,stepped over a few billions of flood spores, jumped around in a warthog in space, flewn cruisers, dropships,destroyers. drow a dozen of alien vehicles. shoot with lots of weapons, alien ones too. and right now. im KICKING BUTTS IN SPACE… Regards Spartan117j John (Master Chief)

  38. Spartan117j says:

    In the above comment i typed my name wrong by accident. by unnotedly skipping the “T” button and therebyseeing my name as sparan and not sparTan and also, saving wear and tear on the button. and possibly also saving the life of potential innoccent microscopical creatures that might have settled down, or is living on, or is just randomly passing by on the “T” button from being squashed! πŸ™‚

  39. Gregory Hay says:

    this is odd … because when i push the button on my computer it turns ME on.

  40. Tbone says:

    what?? sorry i cant read this i have no ears

  41. Sabby says:

    haha story of my life πŸ˜€

  42. Lucy Hensher says:

    You remind me a lot of my friend Jack Marriage. He is dull also.

  43. nb386 says:

    I have never knew this story about computer~

  44. Whittlesford says:

    If, after pressing the on button, the computer turned itself on, you are obviously not using a Microsoft operating system

  45. sandy says:

    without abracadabra, gosh.. u r wizardish

  46. Stardust says:

    There’re 6 buttons on my lappy. None named ‘ON’. What should I do?

  47. computer_freak says:

    you pressed the on button and the computer turned on….. big whoop!! I wrestled 4 aligators, jumped across 5 skyscrapers, ate 2000 cockroaches, traveled 10000 miles using a simple bmx bike, swam in leech and snake infested amazon swamp, and all that just using the power of imagination while my 96 mb ram, 2gb hdd, vga graphics enabled, windows 95 desktop turned on at the carefully caliberated push of the on button.

  48. Mike Woodham says:

    Hang on! This is not dull at all. This guy has a computer that turns itself on. Note, when he pushed the button, nothing happened. Later, it turned itself on – spooky.

    Oh, I promise that I will not post here again.

  49. Will says:

    My colleague was sitting at her computer the other day. After a while she started tapping on the keyboard with her fingertips. When she had finished she stopped tapping on the keyboard.

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