Computer ProblemsOctober 18, 2008 at 3:13 am | Posted in Site | 19 Comments
Updated – Figured out the problem.
Well. Bad news everyone. My computer has run into some trouble. I’ll get into specifics in just a moment, but to make a long story short, I can’t blog right now.
It will definitely be an incredibly temporary situation. At the most, I won’t be able to post until Monday.
(oh, and the image has nothing to do with anything…obviously with a problem like this going on, I don’t care about relevant images.)
The problem is that my computer keeps freezing during random things. Mostly it’s been when I was trying to edit a post on WordPress, but basically it’s whenever my computer has to load anything for a long time.
I haven’t tested every single way to see what works and what doesn’t, because it’s frozen right after it starts up too. It froze while just a screensaver was going. It’s random and there’s something wrong with my computer (and nothing else).
Now, I suck with computers, but a little investigating tells me that it’s rather likely it’s a hardware problem, specifically with my hard drive. Hopefully that’s not true because I certainly don’t have the money to replace my hard drive right now and with the way things are going with the economy, I wouldn’t let my father pay for one right now, even if he offered and even though I know we can afford it. You never know what’s going to happen down the road and my parents spend enough money one me for necessary things they don’t even have to because I’m eighteen.
But even if the worst is true, I’ll suffer with the family computer, which is what I’m using right now. I’ll have re-adjust myself to the crazy difference between the keyboard and the screen. It’s really uncomfortable. But I used it all the time about a year ago. I’ll get used to it again.
However, I’m also sick and I can’t deal with this uncomfortable seating at all right now. My own set-up is perfectly designed for me to curl up in my big computer chair with a blanket, but this sucks. So I’m hoping to feel better by Monday and I’ll work little by little until then as well.
As for blogging, I think it might be best to skip Anime Weekly this week and I’ll just do my Shugo Chara! and Clannad posts on Monday, unless the problem is solved before then.
I did already watched Clannad and SC! so brief little thoughts on those:
Clannad – Mei is incredibly cute. She’s my second favorite Clannad girl again. The Sunohara/Mei route seems to be as great as everyone has said it would be. I hope we get our nice conclusion next week.
Shugo Chara! – …I really don’t know what to say anymore. Lulu is basically…*sigh* I’m not sure how to say it. She’s as cliched as a cliche character can possible be. Shugo Chara! is famous around my blog for its stubborn girls and basically they just shoved Lulu into the last type. We have our Cool and Spicy stubborn girl Amu, twin-tailed tsundere stubborn girl Utau, posing as a bitch, but secretly sweet and kind with family problems stubborn girl Rima, and…what’s left? Ojou-sama prideful stubborn. Or at least that’s what I got from her.
Mostly, she just feels like a mix of Rima and Utau because Amu’s stubbornness is too uniquely her own. And…she’s just incredibly generic. *sigh* Much like the rest of the episode and this story arc seems to be.
Full thoughts in my posts.
Hopefully this will all be solved tomorrow when I can call my brother. He’s solved every other computer problem the family has ever had, usually withing two days. It might even have been solved by now if it weren’t for the fact that I got sick and my sleeping schedule got all wonky. But! Tomorrow I’ll have more news for sure.
I’ll add on update here once I know what’s going on, but in the meantime, it might be best to check up on Twitter if you’re curious about how things are going.
Like I said before, hopefully it’s not too bad. And if anyone thinks they know what the problem might be, I’d be glad to hear it.
(Oh and apologies for messiness, blah, blah, blah. Being sick along with mildly panicked is sure to cause some mistakes.)
Update: So I called my brother and we basically figured out the problem. It was a problem with the power. I don’t know how that works, but whatever. I had too many things plugged in to one thing so once I had just my computer stuff (and one light) plugged in, the computer turned on without freezing up. It was a little slow at first, but it hasn’t frozen since.
Apparently, it only became a problem because there’s some errors in the computer. I don’t know what exactly, my brother is giving my dad directions to fix it since I’m clueless. They don’t stop the computer from working now, but it’ll make everything work better now that they’re getting fixed.
So the problem seems to be solved, but still no blogging until tomorrow. I have Red Sox to watch tonight (we’re the fucking comeback masters!!!) and you know, the errors are still being fixed or whatever. So…tomorrow! Both my SC! and Clannad posts along with (hopefully) my Anime Weekly post. We’ll see.
Update 2: Oh also, just wanted to say…there might still be problems in the future. It’s fixed for now, but we’ll still have to wait and see if the solution will stick.
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