Here we go again

It looks like we’ll all be waiting a little while longer for the final pages of “In Deed”. I didn’t get nearly as much writing done over the long weekend as I had planned. As it turns out, I’m extremely glad I didn’t. My computer died on Sunday. And since what I had written so far hadn’t yet been transferred to backup, everything I had put down so far died with the computer. No problems, though… I just plugged in the backup computer, re-installed all my software and-

“…wait…. what the… aww you’ve gotta be fucking KIDDING ME!”

So, make that TWO computers died on Sunday. I had to go out and buy another one. I’m happy about the new computer, but I’m dreading the financial fallout from having to go out and buy a new rig unexpectedly. Only a few days of work were lost, but they weren’t exactly my most productive days ever, so I’m not even mad about that.


  1. nate, December 1, 2010:

    I was wondering what happened. Glad to here it’s something relatively simple, instead of health related.

    I can sympathize with you. I lost BOTH hard drives in my computer a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately I was able to reformat them both, and reinstall the OS’s on them (dual boot machine). I’m still fine tuning the software and getting things organized.

    Out of curiosity, what are the specs on the new rig?

  2. DarkIcon, December 2, 2010:

    I got one of those cheap $500 Gateways from Best Buy. It’s a 3GHz Pentium-E5700 with 6GB of ram, which is pretty sweet for the price. I won’t be doing any gaming on it though, the built-in graphics card sucks and this thing wasn’t made to be expandable. It’s only got two slots and they’re small, so normal cards don’t fit in them. The funny thing is, the computer that broke on me (the first one) was so old that just about ANY modern machine is a vast improvement. Of course, any working machine is an improvement over one that doesn’t work! Still, it’s good for what I do these days (which is write and surf the internet). I do wonder, though… I used to do some halfway decent 3D rendering on a rig with MUCH lower specs years ago, so I wonder what this thing would do if I loaded up Poser and gave it a spin. nahhhh….. Well, maybe…

  3. nate, December 3, 2010:

    Not a bad deal. I got a laptop from Best Buy for my daughter to use at college. Core i5 processor, 17 inch screen, either 4 or 6 GB of RAM. It was only around $700.

    If you do load up Poser, share what comes out please.

  4. nate, December 14, 2010:


    While I’m asking questions, is there any way to get full copies of the stories from BODP? As with your stories on this site, I like to go back every few months and re-read the BODP stories. I think St. Noir has so much in it.

    Over the years I’ve downloaded each of the stories on this site, and I’m just wondering if there’s a way to do the same for the other ones.

    Lately I’ve been back to reading some of the items on the SCP site.

    Back to work now.

  5. nate, December 14, 2010:

    That “back to work” was referring to me…

  6. epm, December 26, 2010:

    People, this is not related to DI´s work, but I need help.

    I finaly got courage to check to see if a ghost that I saw years ago could be real and:
    “A fire consumed much of Windsor’s downtown core on October 12, 1871, destroying over 100 buildings.”

    I posted more data in the asylum walls, but can someone check the death of a five year old girl in this fire? She used to go trough my bedroom in Josephine street, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

    I would like to see photos of dresses of that time.

    Can someone help me?

  7. nate, January 1, 2011:


    I hope your Christmas and New Year have been good everyone.

    I’m looking forward to the stories, here and other places, that 2012 will bring.

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