I am PISSED!
When I say pissed, I mean abso-fucking-lutely livid!
So here’s the deal. Mending Dr. Steele is being indefinitely put on hold. When I say indefinitely, I’m saying hopefully no more than two weeks, but it could be longer. And here’s why.
Earlier this year, my computer started going batshit cray–cray, so my best friend Michael (my Allen) sent me a new PC that I could use in the interim. It is a fabulous piece of machinery and it moves at the speed of light! The problem is that it’s a Linux and runs on an Ubuntu operating system. In its functionality, it’s simple enough to grasp… until something goes wrong with it…
So last night, Ubuntu asked me to upgrade to 14.04… simple, right? Couldn’t be much harder than upgrading Windows, right?
I have been locked out of my system because it can’t open my graphics card as Ubuntu seems to have removed, altered, or lost my configuration for various operations required to boot the system. In laymen’s terms…
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK!
We are talking at least seven advanced chapters, SEVERAL key bits of material (ie I had already written part of the hen party, the birth of Mandy and Ray’s child, the results of the paternity test, the outcome of the She-Bitch Sr situation… you get the idea, several lemons and key bits to use at a later date… you get the idea. Although some of this information has been backed up in other places, a lot of the key shit is being held hostage by fucking Ubuntu!
While I would like to say that I will spend every waking moment trying to retrieve or rewrite my information, I will not. You all know that I recently got a promotion, which takes up a little bit more of what would be considered free time. On top of that, my family have become a bit needy and incompetent (some more than others), and that also dips into my free time. Finally, a diva is getting her hair braided this weekend. That ordeal takes several hours over two days with doesn’t leave a lot of time for computer work.
In addition to that (I guess I shouldn’t have said “finally,” huh?) I have worked some overtime and I am about to use my pennies to buy a new computer. I have had it with Ubuntu. At least when my other computers crashed, I had some idea of what was going on. Linux crashes and I’m sitting here like “duh, huh?”
Hopefully, this delay will not be long. I am looking at my backups that I did do to see if I at least have the next chapter saved somewhere, but folks, it’s uphill from here.
I’ll keep you posted…
BG Holmes aka Lynn aka Bronze Goddess