Monday, December 29, 2008

The sound you hear is that of my computer crashing...

... and that of my heart breaking.

Sunday morning @ 0912 EST is when Minmatar Battleship IV was to finish. 0844 of that same morning is when most of Southern Ontario experienced a massive blackout. After 5 hours of going bonkers over lost training time and the ruination of my near-perfect training record (only a few hours lost in almost one year of gameplay), I turned on my comp to find that I was apparently missing key config files. It was not a surge, just an improper shutdown due to a loss in power. I was pissed about losing a lot of rare porn and Alicia was in tears over the loss of a vast Wicca database she'd been compiling for months. Worst of all... no EVE, of which I've now missed more than 24 hours of training time.

It's our fault for not backing things up when we had the chance, but hindsight is usually 20/20...

I have a friend coming over tonight to help me give the comp a workover and see if a reformat and/or recovery is even possible. Kurtis is a friend who will drop everything for a good friend. I really cherish people like him. Pray we meet some semblance of success.

You really should be able to manage the basics of your character through the main website. I'm talking about skills and evemail, nothing more. Hopefully the new API functionality will include something like thatt, but I really wish I had some sort of option to affect my skills at this point.

In the meantime, we both have books to read (I'm reading a Steampunk anthology and she's on that Eragon series), plus we have our netbook and 360. I finished the EVE novel Saturday morning. Review tomorrow. In the meantime, I highly suggest you go pick it up.

The poll is coming to a close, and I'll be holding on to the two top choices for private vote for project members when we get this thing off the ground.

Meeting the Colonel tomorrow. Wednesday's post will be the next exciting issue of Prano's Journey, so look forward to that.

o7

8 comments:

Mynxee said...

Oh, dear. I hope you get the computer stuff sorted out. It's a good reminder for the rest of us to see to our backups. Fingers crossed for you.

PsycheDiver said...

Thanks. I hope I can get back on EVE ASAP.

Karox Lominax said...

Can your netbook not work with Eve? Not sure what model you have, but my Eee 900 can get into Eve fine, as long as it only uses classic graphics. I struggled getting it to work on the old Linux Eee I had, but it works great (well... reasonable) on the windows based one I replaced it with.

PsycheDiver said...

I don't know enough about Linux to install it unless it's in an automatic install package. I've looked for one but can't find it.

PsycheDiver said...

OK I installed the client off of the main EVE site but all it does it freeze before it can show me the EULA.

Help.

Kirith Kodachi said...

Sorry to hear about your computer malfunction. :(

Jenni Concarnadine said...

Best wishes for resurrecting your computer -- especially over the "lost" material (which, logically, must be somewhere, and may just need tempting out with some byte-size chips and a bowl of milk)

Jenni C

DeafPlasma said...

Best wishes and hope you're back soon.

I would reccomend a UPS seriously for any expensive PC as they ain't that expensive, and in some cases free (like my smart-ups that was scavenged). Hindsight is wonderful, but I've had dodgy power for years now, its a disadvantage of living in one of the least populated regions of England