Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fiery, Smoky Death

I am referring to the hard drive on my mail machine. Yes, it went bad. No, it didn't actually smoke or spew flames. Things just sort of stopped working. Like my entire Office Suite, for starters. Other programs quickly joined in and I'm now left with a squarish lump that really doesn't do much.

But not to fear, I religiously back up all my data, so nothing is permanently lost. I just have to transfer stuff to my old machine and hope it too doesn't decide to bite the dust.

So, this Sunday I get to buy a new hard drive, reinstall everything on it, including three different anti-virus programs, and then get it set up so all of its parts are working in harmony once more.

Saturday, however, will be JET CITY! Yes, the first show is this weekend and I urge you all to come out and say 'hello.' Leigh and I will be there in all our pasty glory and we're looking forward to seeing all our con-buddies and fans.

Look for the usual blogs and updates next week.



Ed said...

As a security professional, I may be out of touch.

However, why would you even have office installed on your mail machine in the first place?

(Note: I mean *any* office software. Open Office, Koffice, etc may not have the security problems that plague Microsoft Office, but they're not installed on my mail machine. Admittedly, lynx is installed on my mail machine, so I'm not completely pedantic about this stuff.)

Jason Janicki said...

Well, my mail machine is really my work machine, so I use Word a lot, as well as Illustrator and Photoshop, and a bunch of stuff like that.

The hard drive was about five years old, so I'm not too surprised it finally went. Oh, and I do keep AdAware, Spybot, and McAfee updated to deal with the viruses, though occasionally one gets me anyway.