I based this sketch on the quote – it’s so funny. She is performing some juju though to get her computer to work.
juju \ JOO-joo \ , noun;
1. An object superstitiously believed to embody magical powers.
2. The power associated with a juju.
On any terminal she is using, a co-worker puts up a sign proclaiming, ‘Bad karma go away, come again another day’. When she was pregnant, she said, she crashed her computer twice as often — she attributes that to a double whammy of woo-woo juju.
— “Can a Hard Drive Smell Fear?”, New York Times , May 21, 1998
Juju is of West African origin, akin to Hausa djudju, fetish, evil spirit.