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Wednesday, June 02, 2004
My life is over.
My computer is dead.
I don't quite know what to do with myself, and if I didn't have Baret's to jump on from time to time, I might truly be going crazy.
Used to being run constantly, Jupiter obviously wasn't prepared to be shut down for the three days I was in Biloxi. When I returned home and turned him on, he was making an awful whirring noise. Baret narrowed it down to a bad heatsink fan, but also broke either the processor or motherboard in the process. Ugh. We've been talking about building me a new computer, and trashing my piece-of-crap-from-the-start 3 year old Compaq anyway, so he stuck my hard drive in a computer he keeps around for testing purposes - but no luck. Compaq is one of those wackjobs that has all kinds of proprietary problems. Fuckit.
Likely we'll have to get a new hard drive, make my old one the slave and try to swap everything over. I could care less about the computer itself - just a bunch of parts - but I must save the data on my hard drive. We're talking family, friends and pets photos from the past three years - holidays, parties, vacations and the last pics we have of those that have passed away since. We're talking three years of thoughts, essays, writings and stories. Three years of graphics and web design data for all of the many websites I've done (personal and otherwise). Yes, I'd be one pissed off and weepy bitch if all of that were lost.
The first thing I'm going to do when I get it all back is back it all up!
Yesterday, Baret and I were surfing around in a forum for tech support we like to haunt. Someone had posted in the "fave websites" part an interesting URL that I wanted to share as well. I suggest you go and check out the badgers. It's a video, so don't jump out of your chair when the music starts (like I did). Just keep watching 'til you see the snakes...
Have a good Tuesday.