John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
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More Crud I Ain't Got Time For -.-

My computer seems to be dying. Or at least, some facet of it is; not sure what exactly. When I first tried to turn it on after returning from San Diego, instead of going "beep" and launching into various Launch Logos, it went "beee-ee-errr-rrp" and sat there with no HD activity. The reset button produced the same result. Finally, toggling the power switch again got it to boot properly.

My Brain: No problem, right? After all, I've got an automated external backup, so if the machine dies, my data's protected. I've been burned by hard drive crashes before and learned my lesson.

Murphy: Ha! Hahahahahaha, haha. You sap. Check again.

My backup drive is non-responsive. ¬.¬ The automated backup program has apparently never seen fit to tell me that it's not writing backups these days because the drive it's supposed to write them to randomly doesn't work ... so I have no idea how long it's been since a backup, and it doesn't matter because the backup's dead anyway.

So as of right now, I don't want to shut down my computer, because I don't know if it'll come back on again, and I have to spend the night trying to figure out what the flap is wrong with the backup drive.

I haven't got time for this. :-`

I wanted to spend the evening cleaning up the devastated mess that has been my studio for the past year. I was planning to spend the evening trying to get some drawing done. But no, I'm going to spend the evening trying to prevent an impending catastrophe.

Grump.

I am thinking of officially putting SJ on hold until after Dragon*Con at this stage, so I can dig out from under all this stress. As long as NeverNever is running, I at least have something in the works.

-The Gneech
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