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Busted computer

Once again I am computerless.

I’m not sure what went wrong, but earlier today I was checking my e-mail, looking for news on the presidential coup in Honduras, and listening to a Rhett & Link video, when my computer just suddenly, and without warning, STOPPED.

No error messages, no BSOD, nothing. It simply quit running stolidly, undramatically, and with a finality. It will not switch back on again, and that’s that.

So until I get some money (doubtful if ever, considering the pittance I receive from my Grocery Store Lady toils) we’re a one-computer household, and if I may be frank, Joel’s computer is incredibly slow, janky, and appears also to be on its last legs, so I’m not placing any bets on this one either.

So what I’m getting at here is that my updates will become even more infrequent than usual, and that I won’t be able to put any pictures up on Flickr, since his computer and my camera refuse to see eye-to-eye. Also, I can’t scan the disposable-camera pictures from the Trashboat Regatta, and that’s a shame, ’cause some of them came out really well.

So, until my ship comes in (or I lose my mind and siphon yet more dollars from my dwindling savings account) I’ll probably be largely a non-net-ity.

3 Responses to “Busted computer”

  1. Julie Stark says:

    I’m very sorry about your computer : ( I do love the way you write and hope you are up and running again soon.

  2. Fissile says:

    Hit the garage/moving/estate sales on the weekend. Functioning desktops can be be had for 50 bucks or so, but don’t expect the latest greatest. Know anybody with a corporate type job? Many large businesses giveaway, or sell for giveaway prices, obsolete computers. My buddy was recently given an old laptop. Battery was DOA, but I hooked him up with a giveaway power adapter, and it works fine — used in stationary mode. Need software? Educate yourself about torrents and cracks. No, I don’t feel the least bit guilty about screwing the likes of Bill Gates.

  3. meetzorp says:

    Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve got a friend who is going to take a look at it possibly this coming week. He thinks it is probably fixable – likely the power-supply, so I may be back in action properly before too long.

    A secondhand machine would be kind of a bummer ’cause this one was a pretty fresh re-build and was a pretty snappy-actor before it went kaput.

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