Yeah, I really need to stop giving time-frames.
Sorry, I'm still screwed beyond much reproach, people.
One fact about life is: when it rains, it pours
The Windows 7 Operating System disc should be arriving in the mail, however..
While this does mean I'll have regular internet access soon, there are other problems.
My printer/scanner doesn't work any more. It won't be recognized.
Piece of crap..
The old computer that crashed whenever I used it for 15 minutes..
Completely died about a week ago. "Boot Manager is missing"
System 32 drivers were so corrupt that everything corrupted.
The culprits? Microsoft DirectX DirectPlay8 from Windows Update and Smart Defrag system drivers.
All of my old character/story data and a bunch of scans are now on a corrupted hard drive.
Best Buy lied over the phone about the price being "$150 for labor and external hard drive".
I drive all the way over there, and I'm told that they'd have to send it to a factory and it's "$250 up front".
That's just data recovery, not the price of repairing the old computer.
So, what all this means is: no art because no scanning, no money to buy art supplies, nothing.
It's going to take me awhile to get everything back to normal, or.. better than normal.
Whatever, I'm just sick of this malfunctioning hardware, sick of Microsoft, sick of real life nitpickers that need to be shot in the face..
I'll be back, but it won't be soon. Until then, addio