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16 January 2008 @ 01:11 pm

…looks like my desktop is probably totally hosed. According to the net, this particular cheap-ass brand of computer tends to go whole hog when it goes: motherboard and power supply tend to implode together or very close to such. The hard drive itself, luckily, is fine, so I haven’t lost anything, it’s just inconvenient to get to.

But given that the computer is five years old and cheap to begin with, I very much doubt it’s worth trying to find the appropriate motherboard to put it back together with. So, because the life of a writer is contingent on wildly erratic paychecks, I’m going to be using the laptop for the foreseeable future. I’ve gotten all my various email accounts forwarded to the gmail account (and I can see how this could be a change from which I may never recover), and the biggest bother right now is retrieving the email addresses of the artists I’ve been talking with. As far as computer failures go, this could be a Whole Lot Worse.

And yes, Nook is entirely backed up now. Oi.

Arright. I’ve written like 156 words today, so I’m going to go make an attempt to increase that by orders of magnitude, and…yeah. That’s about it. o.O

(x-posted from the essential kit)
xnamkradxnamkrad on January 16th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
156 words? does that include the post?
kitmizkit on January 16th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
No, blogging doesn't count. :)
Natural20natural20 on January 16th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
That kind of thing is never fun. But now you can start planning the next shiny desktop for when you have cash? :)

And yeah, I switched to gmail as the client recently, ended up being a *very* easy transition, almost too easy...
annathepiper on January 16th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Ugh, sorry to hear your computer went splody, hon!

But yay for backups and yay for other functional computers in the house.
J.K.Richárdneutronjockey on January 16th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Was this a US bought laptop that you had to buy power adapters for?
kitmizkit on January 16th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
It was a desktop, but yeah. Next time I move to another country I'm just buying a new computer when I get there.
J.K.Richárdneutronjockey on January 16th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
I've never trusted power converters for electronics. I have a big wonky one that I bought in AUS that collects dust on my desk.
kitmizkit on January 16th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
Well, this one worked for two years, so I can't complain that much. :)
16:9 1.78:1 OAR: Ryusixteenbynine on January 16th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
BTW, as far as backup goes, if I didn't recommend Mozy yet ... well, I recommend them enthusiastically. I use them to back up all my most crucial stuff and they've saved my bacon at least twice. They have a free version (2GB max) and a $5 a month version (unlimited).
Beneolas16 on January 16th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
I can't recall, did you have an eMachine?
kitmizkit on January 16th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
Beneolas16 on January 16th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, when those things die they REALLY die.
sammywolsammywol on January 16th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Hi. You up? Mr Wol wants to know if you need a PC.
kitmizkit on January 16th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
What, you've got a spare one lying around?
sammywolsammywol on January 16th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yup! I would be glad to get it of my floor.