I suppose you are all waiting with baited breath to hear how I'm getting with my expensive brick that used to be called a laptop?
I thought not.
Herself at least is very anxious on my behalf, and it's nice to know that someone cares. She is even insisting that I go out straight away and buy a new machine. Seeing as I can't afford one we are rapidly approaching the old situation of an irresistible object hitting an immovable wall. She insists on a new laptop and I insist I can fix this one. I'm not sure how that's going to pan out.
So far I have discovered a wee problem in the BIOS. That's the thingy that's normally hidden behind the maker's screen. I was taking around five minutes to get through what should have taken about two seconds.
Then it wouldn't connect to the hard drive but it wouldn't say why.
I have decided the drive is buggered.
There were some files on it that I was kind of hoping to keep. Lots of old photographs and shit like that.
You are all going to say I should have kept backups? I did. That was my backup of another hard drive which has since been formatted. I was due to copy them back.
It's a very strange thing but these couple of days are fucking jinxed where computers are concerned. This time last year I was on holidays and an update fucked up Rambles until I got home again. The year before, it was exactly the same. I can't remember what happened exactly but I know something seriously broke.
I'm going out to sit in the sun.