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September 29th, 2008 (12:56 am)

current mood: indescribable

......I think I'm a bit speechless. Mokkun seems to have died a sudden death a la video card. At a guess, I'll be phoning Asus's warranty service tomorrow. >.<;; This reminds me of my old Toshiba laptop (Neya) many many moons ago. She died just before the one year warranty period was up (I had a three-year extended plan) and likewise had the graphics card fail. The spooky thing is that Mokkun died almost right at midnight if I'm not mistaken. (I think it was a minute or two after.) Superstitious? Not me... >.>

*sigh* This may or may not affect IW as all of the files and login details for my website are on Mokkun, and I'll have to put the necessary info/files either on the desktop or FSU's MaKen. (I'm planning on stealing MaKen for NaNo, but... *shrug* It won't affect any ULing to ff.net if I can get to that point though.) From what I've heard, Asus's service is supposed to be pretty good (I guess I'll be finding out first hand...), so hopefully I won't be without him for too long. Maybe this is what I get for eyeing the Mac while checking out systems for the male parental. ^^; As it is, *he* should be getting a new 17" later this week or so, if all goes well. I'd hate to end up using his old 15" (dying plug-in connect) behemoth though. That thing is massively hot and heavy.

Well, if I look on the bright side, this might give me more incentive to open my J study books. I peeked inside one today and was greeted with various kanji that I neither knew how to read nor what they meant. >.> I'm doomed. *sigh* (As much as I've said that I wouldn't care if Haku died after a year, I think I'll be a touch upset if Haku decided to bite it any time soon. At least not until after Mokkun gets fixed up. >.> )

And to add insult to injury, I've had an earache bothering me all evening. Apparently, today was one day I should've stayed in bed with my head under the covers. ^^; Oh well. Here's to hoping tomorrow's better, and that all will be well soon. (At least this didn't happen during NaNo! ^^; )


Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: September 29th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)

...Yes, thankfully this didn't happen during NaNo.

Boy, Mokkun. You really have lousy timing. ~.~

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 29th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)

^^; Better now than later though. Having the graphics card/motherboard go is always shocking though. *sigh*

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: September 29th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)

*hugs* Poor Mokkun! Poor Shadow. *pours tea*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 29th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)

Yay, tea! ^_^ Boo on dead system. At least I still have Haku. ^^;

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: September 29th, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC)

Oh no, hope you can recover everything if Mokkun can't be revived. :(

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 29th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)

Shall see how things go. The bad thing is that I can't do a backup at this stage, and there are definitely some files that are only on Mokkun. >.> Serves me right for not keeping a proper recent backup... *sigh*

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: September 29th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)

If I remember to do it once a month I think I'm doing good for back-up. ^^ Too easy to forget.

Hopefully Mokkun will come back home soon all raring to go

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 30th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)

^^;; I've been extremely bad about backing up lately. You'd think I'd have learned after Yggy died last year and I went through all the headache of transferring files (mostly via USB key...). Oh well. Hopefully once Mokkun's back I'll do a proper backup to my external or to a DVD (or three). ^^;

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 30th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)

I picked up a network drive not too long ago. As long as I'm on my home network, it automatically backs up the changes to my laptop when they are saved, based on folders I specify. I figure the odds of the laptop and the network drive both going out are pretty low.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 1st, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)

Cheers for that. I'll have to look into it and see if it'll work for me. ^_^

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