So this morning, with a snap! heard through the house, Jack the Giant Killer, the venerable Windows XP desktop, left this mortal realm. I’m hoping this is a temporary death and that Jack can be revived with the installation of a new power supply, and that the neutrinos escaping from the explosion of what is now certainly the Former Power Supply didn’t nuke the hard drive.
It would be. . .mildly inconvenient if I lost the hard drive, most of the important stuff is backed up. And the Book is Safe — I apologize to the writers reading here, I should have said that first.
If Jack is truly lost to us, I’ll be hooking Ox up to the big screen and the Funny Looking Keyboard. I do NOT have the budget for a new desktop this year. Gah.
For now, I’m writing on the Mencken Table via Ox, from which I will be sporadically available to the internets.
In the meantime, having done the day’s murder, I have chores to do.
Everybody stay safe.
(The heading comes from Rachel’s Song, by James McMurtry. Here’s your link.)