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I went by the computer shop this afternoon and picked up the hard drive from my laptop. I asked the tech guy if he knew what caused the drive failure. He said it was most likely either heat buildup or maybe the computer got jarred. I think it was probably the first; I can remember the keyboard getting really warm when I'd be on the computer and the fan would be venting constantly. It's almost enough to make me wish I'd gotten an extended warranty. Almost.
Other than that? Not a lot to report. I sent an email to my condo's property manager, asking if they'd gotten my check for last month's dues? It wasn't deposited when I last checked, which is odd. I don't care much for my condo association, but they're pretty damned quick to take the money. If they hadn't gotten it, I wouldn't have been shocked. Half the time stuff I mail from my house never makes it to its destination. I can't prove it, but I suspect my mailman is dumping people's mail.
That's pretty much it for today. I did come home and clean house and tonight I might watch the livestream of Critical Roll. The guy who played Napoleon Dynamite is supposed to be joining them for the game.
And that's it for me.
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Out of morbid curiosity I took my old laptop to the shop yesterday to see if they could tell me what went wrong. They just called me and confirmed my suspiciouns: hard drive failure. I'm not sure what caused the drive failure, something physical or maybe some malicious malware, but it would cost about $300 to repair. So, that's not happening. Still, it's good to know . . . something? I'm going to ask some questions when I go pick up the shell for recycling.
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So, today's been a real buttfucker.
It was going okay until my laptop decided to spazz out and die on me. I'm not sure what happened. It started with uncontrollable screen scrolling and went downhill from there. Eventually, I shut it off and it just hung up. After twenty minutes, I unplugged it and pulled the battery. I waited a while then tried starting it up again and it just spun its wheels for a while, then powered down.
And then I accidentally knocked it off the counter. When I picked it up, I could hear bits rattling around inside and knew it was a lost cause.
*sigh*
So, I went out and got a new one.
Ugh. Here's hoping this one lasts longer than the last one.

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