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04 August 2007 @ 11:23 am
The Long, Dark Tea Time of the Soul  
Last night the storm to end all storms blew through my little area (yes, slytherinblack, Maine got tornados. Not my area and it turns out they weren't technically tornados, but a type of low-powered cyclone that did no damage and looked really cool, so I wish it had been in my area). It knocked out the Internet at about 7PM, and last I checked (at about 10 AM) it was still out in my area, so I went to my mother's to use the computer.

What really pisses me right the hell off was when the power went out, I tripped over my laptop and broke it. I ripped the monitor off and the modem out, and neither will go back on right. I can get it to turn on, at least, but it won't connect to the Internet or home network (although the 'net was still out, it kept doing a "trying to connect" window when I turned it on, and I could access the other comp. I could get neither after that). Since I have no disc drive or CD burner, my Anywhere But Cardiff story, which was about 40% finished, is trapped in the harddrive of that computer, along with a shitload of other stuff, including my impressive rare MP3 collection. My brother is going to see if he can fix it, but now I most likely won't be able to finish my Anywhere But Cardiff story on time. Shitfuck.

This was all because my life has just been going so well so far, I'm sure.

ETA: As of half an hour ago, I have Internet back. Actually, it turns out they were lying to get us off of the phone when they said my area had an outage. When I got an actual tech support rep (who was most helpful and I treated him very nicely, trollopfop), he checked my modem and said I have been connected all day, then told me to reset my router. Worked like a charm. (I remembered to reset the modem after the initial outage, but the router thing slipped my mind. D'oh.) If only anyone else had bothered actually doing their job, it would have saved me an entire day of grief.
Current Mood: angryangry
clover_elf_kinclover_elf_kin on August 4th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yikes, sorry to hear that! (Followed you from AG>18, if you're wondering who the hell I am. ^^) Is picking up a thumb drive from somewhere feasible? I've seen 2GB ones for as little as $40, and I got a 512-MB one for about $20 (it was something of a ripoff, but it works). Anything small obviously won't quite hold your entire MP3 collection, but it'll let you transfer stuff at least. Good luck!
chaoticsetchaoticset on August 4th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hey -- this is a way I might be able to help out!

If you want to talk to me about trying to transfer stuff off it, I'd be happy to try to help. :)
A Guy Named Gooaguynamedgoo on August 4th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
My laptop is in my brother's capable hands right now. If he can't get it back into working order, I'll give you a ring (although the last suggestion reminded me that my MP3 player doubles as a portable hard drive, so I could at least get my story off of my laptop to finish it before the deadline).
chaoticsetchaoticset on August 4th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Let me know. *hugs*
dracschick: Dracula_fangs_exposeddracschick on August 5th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
sorry to hear about your laptop accident............
Hope you can get it working well again.


PS--glad you're OK with all those bad storms.