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Novel 2, Computers 0

My novel has claimed its second victim: this time it's my desktop computer.

The poor thing was (is) getting a bit old and sludgy, so it wasn't entirely surprising when it decided not to boot up. (Inconvenient, yes; surprising, no.) Luckily, when it went down, it only claimed 1,271 words of novel, and I have great hope that once I'm able to get my hands on a boot disk, I can get it to start up long enough to save those words and a few other files that didn't have external backups (like, say, a half-finished novel critique). And, with any luck, if I can get it to turn on again, I can repair the hard drive sufficiently that it'll live for a little while longer. (We can also see that recent modifications to my food plan are indeed helping, as I'm oddly unfazed by the whole thing.)

I think I have about 20,000 words still to write; hopefully the Curse of Computer Death will spare my dear secondhand laptop at least that long.

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mattbin
Jan. 14th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
C'mon, busted-ass lappy! Keep it together!

cszego
Jan. 14th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
And people say that computers have no personality. Ha.
They do: malign, mostly.
sarahbrand
Jan. 14th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Grah, computers. Good luck. (Out of curiosity, what food changes did you make?)
ksumnersmith
Jan. 16th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

As for the food, I'm on an elimination diet -- a hugely restricted eating plan that attempts to remove most of the foods to which people may react -- as one step in diagnosing my food sensitivities and other digestive problems. I have a filter for it, if you're interested; but generally it means that delicious foods are denied to me, for now. *g*
sarahbrand
Jan. 17th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
That sounds rough. (Everything I like to eat would probably be right out, anyway. XP) I hope it keeps paying off.

I have a filter for it, if you're interested

Sure.
seabream
Jan. 17th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
Came across this offer in passing. Dunno if you're looking for insurance against the eventuality of future novel vs. computer matches, but $100 isn't a normal price. OTOH, it is a totally non-warranty piece.
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