I live and craft in England (or perhaps “live to craft...”?). I love colour and I love pretty things.
I must have been a magpie or a butterfly in a previous life, such is my attraction to colourful and shiny stuff (aka, pretty, shiny things).
This blog is my attempt to make sense, and keep track, of what I make.
confessions of a fabric obsessive
A broken computer…
…is the reason why I haven’t blogged for a while.
Having my own PC is a fundamental of my life.
Other people may play on them, but I use mine a lot: as storage for photos, instructions and essays; as an anti-dyslexia tool (spellchecker rocks, plus I can look up the word I can’t remember by typing the meaning into a search engine), running my ebay/etsy/folksy shops; and blogging (plus a little bit of facebooking).
I also use my PC a lot in my “other life” as an adult numeracy teacher, and for the college/university courses that I am working my way through to get better qualified.
So losing my PC is a major moment, and I would just like to record its demise.
First it got a virus/trojan thingy (thingy being a technical term, obviously) that pretty much wiped my whole hard drive. So many photos, documents and pdf’s lost, I almost cried. I managed to save a few on to a series of memory sticks, and then promptly lost one.
Then, we (and by we I mean Mr ClaireBear, who is a computer geek for a living) got me a fresh hard drive and loaded it with almost all of the software that I had before.
This worked for exactly one week before the motherboard overheated catastrophically and welded the processor to a heat sink. Then, in a fit of independence, the processor unclipped itself from the motherboard and delaminated itself (split itself into two, like when you take the lid off a sandwich to see what’s inside).
If you have no idea of what goes on inside a PC, suffice it to say that this is bad. Very bad. Completely terminal, in fact (sorry about the pun).
A moment’s silence please for my old PC, now interred.
My new PC has been built (by Mr ClaireBear) and I am independently online again! Yippee!
College essays can now be completed, online shops updated and blogging can happen.
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