Yep, it’s finally happened – my hard drive has fallen over and, apart from one last try left with unix commands, has most likely gone to cyberchip heaven. If you are wondering how the hell I’m managing to get this post done, it’s because I’ve commandeered someone else’s computer.
I have (had) an iMac OSX running Tiger (for those who understand) – a system which is normally more stable and less prone to crashes than any PC/Windows based machine. However, I have had it for about 7 years now and have used it every day, all day for most of that time – little wonder then that of late it has been about as stable as a drunk in a blizzard!
Now I’m no computer nerd but I will always have a go at fixing things (with help from a manual) – even if I haven’t the first clue about what I’m doing. Usually it works (or has done for every week these past two months) but now it seems that it is time to have to dig deep and get another one *Lady D sighs and gets out her busking stuff* Luckily, most of my stuff is backed up on a second hard drive apart (and I hate to say it!) the Despenser family tree! Looks like I may have to do it all over again (cringe!)
So…. wish me luck in getting the new one set up. Hopefully I’ll be back on my own machine again for Friday’s post.