One minute a cheerful humming little hive of activity and storage of our treasured memories, the next a frozen screensaver, and then the restart that isn’t. That blank black backdrop to chunky white courier print, rattling out computer-ese across the page to say;
“DOOMED! YOU’RE DOOMED”
And in that moment poof went the photos that hadn’t been backed up yet, poof went my editing software, poof went my two published knitting designs and the one I’ve been working on (including the photos) and poof went my stitch software. And a whole host of other things.
I know we’re Christian, but I think we may have been doing a spot of cultural magpie-ism and sitting shiva for the laptop.
Far from letting the little black box rest in peace though it has been carted off to a friend of H’s who runs a computer wizztrickery company and according to my second hand reports of a brief conversation conducted since Tuesday by means of text messages, I am led to believe that it is working again, although whether that includes the rescue of any of my files remains to be seen.
In the meantime I’m just grateful that manic Olympic knitting prevented me from uploading all of the photos on the camera from the week before the Event of DOOM, so I shall be back soon with tales of Team GB supporting right to the joyful end, a new non-knitting project, possibly some socks and of course a summary of my Ravellenic progress (hint: yes, almost, and I have a really good excuse – again).
ETA – by virtue of fabulous customer service from the Knit Foundry I have my stitch visualiser software again, now to start redrafting that pattern!