I was going to treat myself to a bout of blogging last evening after many maintenance-type chores, but got side-tracked by watching Live and Let Die. Anyway, after the movie ended, I scooted happily back to my computer – to be greeted by an ominous blue screen. I followed the suggestion to ‘SWITCH ORFFF!!’ contained therein, but attempts to restart thereafter met with no result other than sick gurgling sounds and a briefly lit light. Monitor wouldn’t monit at all.
Filled with feelings of doom and gloom, I dropped it off at the hospital (I wondered if it would turn out to be a mortuary) this morning, and wondered how I would recover all latest work and addresses and emails if – as seemed clear – the hard drive had gone all soft. I had a cookery post ready to post there too, which is probably burnt by now.
Anyway, it seems ‘twas a mere short in the innards caused by some dirt which had sneaked in there (memo: vacuum round it more often particularly after pet incursions), and after paying only a small fraction of what I thought that blue view was going to cost me, I have just fired it up again. This here message is to say that normal service will be re-zoomed as soon as possibubble, after the avalanche of emails and stuff settles.