i love technology, i like consoles, computers, etc.... its the main reason i own a 3d printer and partly why i have the RC models.
but for some reason, none of technology seems to like me, take this computer for example, 2 or 3 days ago i was complaining it wasn't working because the hard drive is failing and it keeps corrupting files, be them documents, photos, programs, or windows itself.
well it did eventually fix itself using windows repair, though it required me leaving it alone and letting it loop, i was at work and sleeping for most of that time but i know it took about 2 days and did at least 4 restarts before finally booting windows which is great.....until i started using it again
since wednesday i've been trying many programs and looking at loads of my files and so far i've found so many failures its depressing.
the software iuse for making the 3d models, which i was planning to use to make art work for the GGG art store, as well as the models that are used for the 3d printer isn't working (again), nor is the .net framework for windows (i have no idea what it is, nor do i care, but it mean 3 other programs won't work because they need it)
steam works...sorta, rocket league, which i've had an issue with for awhile now, was uninstalled because no worky, trying to add it back just comes up with a disk read error, even though i wiped every trace of it from the program files and registry, yet it re-installed block n load and cities: skylines without a problem (both of which were not working)
games that do run, don't like it, TF2, which we played for game night had a 30 min tantrum before working again, by which time i was so annoyed playing wasn't any fun....not helped by not having played TF2 before that night and doing nothing but getting killed 89% of the time, which i'm told is a big part of a game but constantly getting killed can only be fun for so long before its just annoying....which is why i've never played dark souls.
on top of that i lost about half of the photos on the computer, some fo which had alot of meaning and i'm not even sure if i got backups of them. several other files are gone, most of which don't matter too much, however if you saw the last entry, i mentioned 2 projects i've spent the last year working on, well one of them is now gone, its a minecraft game i came up with back in the GGG xbox days, but was unable to work out how i wanted to go about it, the file (a 20+ page word file) contained all the info i had worked out, list of thing that could work, what wouldn't, event he plans for when it game to build it, all typed up over about 8 months on and off, possibly the most thought out minecraft game i had (minus the other project, also a minecraft game)
but its not all bad, i have a good idea on how it will work at this point so i don't mind, the biggest set back is the game build plans, which i now need to start again.
yes "you should have back up everything in case this happened", i should have, i have 4 hard drives here for that very purpose, but its difficult to back stuff up when you can't afford enclosures or usb drives, it not like i have only one copy on purpose, not having work and renting a room isn't exactly easy, even less so when i need to eat.
safe to say the hard drive isn't going to hold out for much longer (i've been having issues for the last 2 or 3 months now) but as i've mentioned....many times in fact, i am going to be getting my own pc soon, after all this is my little brother's pc, that he kindly let me use as it was better than the laptop my mother's husband was letting me use for that.
truth is since my laptop gave up (cpu cooked itself) around 2012 i've not had my own computer since, i've been using/borrowing other peoples unused machines, something that bothered me greatly but i had little choice. but now i'm back in work and have some income i can finally start sorting stuff out, like building a decent pc, as its been awhile i'm making it capable of playing games, something i've not done since the days of battlefield 2142. and yes, i'll be getting stuff to make back ups....when i can afford it.
i also need to get myself a car...not a rc one this time (though i got 3 of them in mind also) a real one, because no one is ever able to give me a lift and walking for everything is fine...until what you have to do is in a different town and you have to get on a train.....and i hate trains, but thats a story for another day.
yea i figure i'd use this update thing abit more, not that i have anything to say, it probably going to be me complaining alot....because if there is one thing i know about me, it that pretty much everything in the world is capable of pissing me off.