The only way I can explain this behavior is by positing that a Evil Being of some sort is conspiring against me. Fortunately, this isn’t very hard for me to do becuase it fits very well with my faith and theology.
This must be my Job-ian test. I am given a task that I must do, in this case a memo that is due at 8 A.M. this morning, and then I am confounded by another event, in this case my tower is on the fritz again, big time. I need to explain something about me. My computers are my domain. I am the sole ruler and arbiter of my machines. I control the existence and content of those machines, and I’d like to think that I also ensure their operation to a certain extent. But now, tonight, when I need to be concentrating on my memo, my tower once again has rebelled against me, probably incited by this Evil Being. When a machine has risen up against me, I am compelled with an almost overwhelming desire to quash the rebellion and instill peace and stability into my domain. I become possessed by a nearly single-minded purpose to bring the rebellious machine back into the fold of my benevolent will.
What does this all mean? Well, what would have been just another late night has turned into an all-nighter. Man, I was really rolling on my memo too, whipping out page after page. Now, I can barely concentrate because that tower over there is giving me the fits and threatening to dump all of my precious data. My faith is strong, and I will prevail.