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29 April 2012 @ 03:26 pm
CRASH (yes, it merits all-caps)  
My computer has crashed. Suddenly. Frighteningly. I came home from mass this morning to a computer that wouldn't turn on. And I was an idiot and didn't back up for months. It may be just the power supply, but I am not personally tech-savvy enough to know. (Obviously, I am on someone else's computer right now.)

Fannish Obligations Status:

  • FKFicFest: The opening of FKFicFest sign-ups will just have to continue being delayed for a little while longer. Y'all can think of prompts in advance, right? :-)

  • Rarewomen: Due 4/30. Fully drafted, ~4K words, with beta-reader. One way or another, from one borrowed computer or another, I shouldn't have to default on this game.

  • Oldschoolfic: Due 4/30. The incomplete rough draft existed only on the now-crashed computer. I intended to spend the day finishing it! Instead, I've spent that time panicking and driving to fix-my-computer land. I will request an extension...

  • Recommendation o' the Month: Nope, you didn't miss it. I got way behind and failed to post it. If I can't get to it tomorrow, this will have been the first month without an FK fanfic rec since 1999. I may indulge in back-dating when I catch up...

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greerwatsongreerwatson on April 29th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
I've been there, and know the horror. When my first computer crashed—terminally (sob)—I lost a lot of odd bits and pieces that I still mourn. Nowadays, I back up fairly regularly, with especial attention to fic and art; yet I still get that dread any time something goes wrong. I only hope, for your sake (and the sake of your Oldschoolfic story) that you've only suffered a power drive failure or something equally fixable.

"I may indulge in back-dating when I catch up..."

Do, please. I generally check out the stories you rec.

Amy R.: Computerbrightknightie on May 5th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I've ordered an external hard drive so that I may begin doing automated back-ups. It did turn out to be the power source, and no more data was lost than in an old-fashioned "blue screen of death" seizure, but I'm still awaiting a final part to fully reconnect the drives to the new power source.

I will try to catch up on all fannish activities on which I fell behind...
honor_reid: Nataliehonor_reid on April 30th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
I am so sorry that happened. I kind of worry about that myself and try to remember to back up but never as much as I should. I hope you are able to get it fixed and recover your story.

Amy R.: Computerbrightknightie on May 5th, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I am yet awaiting one more part to fully restore my computer, but I was able to get an extension in the ficathon game, and I got the story into the queue on Wednesday night.
PJ1228pj1228 on April 30th, 2012 08:06 am (UTC)
I'm sorry your PC crashed. I hope it's just the power supply unit and no permanent damage. Good luck!
Amy R.: Computerbrightknightie on May 5th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! As mentioned elsewhere, it did indeed turn out to be the power supply.