A Slow, Horrible Death

It’s not that I haven’t had anything to post lately, but my computer has been dying a slow, awful death. I have a trusty HP Pavilion DV1000. Well, not too trusty anymore.

The hard drive is failing. It actually makes a sound like a marble being dropped on tile. I had to do some amazing trickery just to get it to reboot, much less start Windows. I won’t go into the long story, but it took me 3 days just to get it limping along until I get another computer.

So now each program takes 2-3 minutes to start, and I back up my laptop to my external drive every chance I can get. I was really lucky to transfer a lot of critical files to my external before the crash happened.

My wife once called me and asked me about her computer. She asked, “Is it a bad thing when blue smoke comes out of your monitor?” This hard drive failure was kind of like that. Blegh.

Anyway, new ‘puter coming tomorrow from Dell. It’ll take me a while to transfer all my stuff to it, and then it’ll be off to the races. Posts will be spotty until then, but thanks for your patience.

I now proceed to post this, keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll work. Yeesh…

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