It was bound to happen, so no surprise really, but Wednesday afternoon my computer crashed, and when it restarted, it could no longer load its operating system (that crappy Windows 7 starter, so not so much of a loss, but still…). It has a fatal flaw to its hard-drive that renders my sad little laptop useless except as a paperweight (or maybe a seatwarmer for my cat if I plug it in and have it run systems diagnostics tests or something for a few hours). So, I am borrowing my mom’s Chromebook, which is really not a good computer for book bloggers, since it cannot open the files one downloads off Edelweiss or Netgalley, because those require Adobe Digital Editions software to complete the ebook downloads and open the files. Chromebooks are extremely limited and cannot run non-Chrome programs. So, if my completion stats on those sites start looking awful, that’s why. All my ebooks were on the now-dead computer, and I cannot download and open fresh copies.
Needless to say, I am a rather annoyed book blogger, and till I figure out how/if I can set up spotify on this loaner computer, I won’t be listening to much music either. And, yes, all the music I had stored on my computer is gone, so unless I have links or something to re-download those albums/songs, they’re gone. Right now I am thinking of that one song by Winchester Holiday from the Whensday soundtrack, which I finally caved in and bought a couple months ago, but I know there was a lot more that was not on spotify and that I’ll miss. Oh, and all my back-episodes of Great Detectives of Old Time Radio, the only podcast I listen to a lot, are also gone. Sad. Very sad.
So, if I’m abnormally quiet on here for a bit, this is why. I am reading a lot, so I can talk about the books I’ve read, and I am back on facebook using this sad pseudo-computer so I am seeing music scene news I probably should gather and put in digest form or something (an idea I’ve been toying with anyway) but that’s about it for a while.