Man, I should've titled this post "this week in computer troubles" because it's been a real pain. On Monday, my PC decided to hard-lock on boot and then refused to see my boot drive for an hour or so (and when it finally did, behaved very oddly for a few more hours). On Tuesday, I ran into both technical and personal difficulties while recording video which lead to me not finishing until mid-day Wednesday. On Thursday, things were hard-locking right and left while I was trying to edit video. On Friday, as I prepare to replace my boot drive and reinstall Windows, I ran into a version control error that wasted an hour of my time and ended up requiring me to re-download a 4.5 GB repository.
I also managed to do some work on the comment system, but honestly a ton of my time this week went to dealing with, diagnosing, and fixing computer problems. That's how it goes sometimes, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't extremely frustrated. This PC's been rock solid for four years. Having it decide to partially die on me a few weeks after launching my own business is ... ill-timed. Stupid computers, I'd hate you, if you hadn't been responsible for the vast majority of good things that have happened to me in my life! 😜
All right, I've got a new SSD to install and Windows to set up on it. Wish me luck.
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