We've all heard how smells can tickle a memory?
Today's unpleasant smell eminated from a PC running Windows 7. You'd think mounting a network drive would be easy. It was. But then the mount somehow went stale a few minutes later? Not sure what happened exactly, but connection errors ensued. Trying to disconnect and remount didn't work. Navigating the UI was as retarded as it always has been on Windows. The solution that was within my patience threshold was to use a different machine (a PC that was already configured to mount to the same network drive).
The experience, though short, brought back a flood of sour, aweful memories from years of using Windows PCs. What utter crap. On the plus side it reminds me of how absolutely great computing has become since my switch to a Mac.