Oh, ummm, didn’t wanna say you guys are shit, but express my mental state of near panic after MiniMax refused to start up this morning after a routine down/up scenario … and did the same just a few minutes ago. No, it was even worserer: MiniMax started up like a champ, everything cool, and when I came back from a wee pee break the screen was dark. 😮
Dark as in pitch black, ya know.
Not even a mouse pointer or any option to shut MiniMax down in any regular way, so I had to use the hardware kill switch on the power supply. Looks like my “good” computer is failing and about to die on us pretty soon. Now I just hectically scrambled the few files I had assembled in this November month and saved ’em on xternal hard drive.
And unplugged the drive!
After what happend last time when the mobo failed and took all the data from the hard drive with it into the abyss, I’m not gonna take that risk again!
Okay, I’m good and ready now to kiss MiniMax’s ass byebye when it goes down the next time. Just some emergency post for the blog and then Imma gonna watch a bit of YouTube until the shit fails completely. And then …
… I’ve decided I got enough of that shitty mobo, once and for all, ENUFF! I already searched for LGA1150 mobos earlier today but seems all the suppliers are finally out of stock and I’m shit out of luck. So new motherboard and brandnew CPU is in the cards for MiniMax. Shit. I hadn’t planned for that, was happy with MiniMaxen’s performance and speed. No need to buy new shit.
And now this. 😦
And it’s not as if we didn’t have to pay for other stuff. Oubaas is in the shop right now and also has a major restoration and paintjob lined up. Dat shit will cost us dearly.
Fortunately I’ve got my minismall Lenovos who can take over almost everything from MiniMax,. Particularly the new one, Gagamore, is even a tic faster than MiniMax but lacks a graphics card. So shit for Second Life. But seeing I’m not in world much anyway it will do very nicely as a replacement.
Yah, so … nothing much is gonna change in this bloggy until, until … not quite sure yet. Our plan was to get all the needed new parts during our planned Germany trip in June/July but if he dies on us sooner, like nownow, maybe we have to splurge out for the slightly elevated prices here in Afrika. 😐