I woke up this morning to a Blue Screen of Death and the smell of ozone. And things just got worse from there.
Twelve hours, three chkdsks, one power supply, two video cards, three sticks of RAM and three failed XP reinstalls later, my main computer is still totally inoperable. (Thankfully, we didn’t have to buy any of those parts except the power supply.) I’ve ordered a new bare-bones machine, but it’s won’t be here for at least a week.
In the meantime, I have the laptop. It’s not my favorite machine for either playing or typing long passages, but I guess I’ll get used to it. I may be even more laconic for the next week or two, though.
(Fortunately, my most important files, including all of Petopia and my recent contract work, are all safely stored in Perforce. I lost a couple of days of Petopia changes I was working on, but no more than that. And I handle e-mail through GMail so I’m fine there … Well, except for the calendar in Outlook, and I’m sure the dentist will call me at some point before my next appointment.)