RACCIES/META: Tales of Personal Woe

Drew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 08:56:15 PST 2017

Hokay. So you may be wondering why nothing at all has been posted on the 
RACCies in, you know, a couple months. x.x Let me tell you my sad story...

So, as I alluded to in previous posts, my computer had been having 
problems for a while, but they started getting really bad in late 
January. I put up with it for a while, but eventually got the money 
together to order a refurbished replacement tower. It arrived in a week!

...wait, no, the initial tracking estimate was wrong. It arrived in two 
weeks! My old tower had finally given up the ghost, but after a bit of 
copying files over, I was all set up and ready to get back on track!

...then it started randomly shutting off. First, it seemed like an 
overheating problem, then an electrical problem. Then I flailed about 
for a while, until one of my friends ended up helping me. (I would've 
asked sooner, but I thought he was a software guy, not a hardware guy.) 
After several different attempts to fix it, we decided it just needed to 
be returned; thankfully, it was still under warranty. So he gave me his 
old desktop. Though it was limited in its capacities, it was enough for 
me to work with, and I was back on track!

...then THAT started randomly shutting off. After hours of work trying 
to locate the problem, we decided that it'd be more trouble to fix than 
it was worth, and he took the tower back. We weren't sure what to do 
next, but thankfully, at the eleventh hour, it turned out his *partner* 
had a laptop they were willing to part with. So that's what I'm on now, 
and after the last few days, it doesn't seem like it's going to start 
randomly crashing. Cross your fingers and knock on wood.

So, to be honest, at this point, I'm just going to reset the clock on 
the RACCies. I'll get another nomination ballot out soon, with updated 
dates. Sorry about the delay. @-@

Drew "FLASH! will be out at some point" Perron

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