My own personal death really. Unfortunately, this brief post only extends my Internet hiatus.
There are few things which can screw my life over. One is burning my book collection, for example. Another is depriving me of computer and Internet access. The latter goes hand in hand with the former. And in my case, my four-year-old computer just died, just in time for the Chinese New Year (Happy Chinese New Year by the way!). My Windows folder got corrupted, and I'm lucky if my computer even loads Windows. Still have to wait and see whether it's merely a software problem (reformatting the entire drive), or it's expanded to the hardware (replacing my hard drive). In the mean time, all my computer's giving me is beep code errors (there's are several long beeps when I turn on the thing, and technicians should decode it much like the would SOS signals).
So I'm sayin goodbye to four year's worth of documents, mp3s, mangas, anime, homework, and projects (sorry, computer is porn free). Some things have been backed up, and some haven't. But that's life. My monitor was dying out on me a few months ago, but apparently its death throes would last longer than my hard drive apparently.
In the meantime, I have a writing deadline in a day or two, and I have no idea how I'll get it done.
So, uh, I'll be signing off, and hopefully the technology gods will bless me. (And no, getting a Mac wouldn't have helped. The Macs at the office are just as worse. And as much as I'm drooling over the new G5, even if I didn't spend a single cent of my annual salary, I still wouldn't be able to afford it. As for Linux, sorry. Third-party software (especially games!) becomes an issue. And I believe you only get what you pay for.)