Weekly Log – August 28, 2018 – Wipeout.

Last week’s log:

MONDAY Computer issues
TUESDAY Computer issues
WEDNESDAY Computer issues
THURSDAY Computer rebuild.
FRIDAY Computer rebuild
SATURDAY 6,108 words

…’nuff said.

See, this is what I mean about never knowing what is around the corner.

I had a 120Gb SSD for my root drive, which maxed out thanks to resource hog programs like Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and Photoshop which, despite their size, insist on being installed on the C drive.

After having the computer shutdown on me every five minutes because of loss of resources, and having zero capacity left on the C drive, I rolled up my sleeves, bought a 1TB SSD and spent three days swapping the root drive over. Because of the lack of capacity in the old drive, I was forced to reinstall Windows all over again, which also involved reinstalling every program.

I have excellent data backup, and didn’t lose any files that were critical. In fact, I enjoyed the opportunity to clean my operating system of redundant program, and start with a fresh new install.

That might have been it. Once everything was done and I was up and running, I had a wonderfully productive Saturday. I deliberately took Sunday off, to take care of “spare time projects” as I have mentioned previously.

I kinda wish I hadn’t done that now, but hindsight, etc. etc.

On the time space continuum, I’m at Monday at 12:30 PM, which is your yesterday, or even further in the past. For the last six hours I have been rebuilding my computer…all over again.

This morning I started work, and was greeted with the delightful BSOD (blue screen of death). The graphics card driver was hanging, which crashed the system every time I tried to start it.

Three hours of system restores, going back further and further into last week, when I started running out of system restore points to use and I knew I face the inevitable. I had to reformat the c drive and start again.

I am now severely behind my production schedule. Today I should’ve started the next book, and instead I am only halfway through the previous one.

As I have done in the past, I am going to have to go to the mattresses, buckle down, and put in some strenuous efforts to catch up.

I’ll see where I am by this time next week. That will dictate how long I must remain in emergency overdrive. As emergency overdrive is draining, I really hope I don’t have to do it much longer than a week. We’ll see.


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