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The Computer Is Dead -- But The Game Goes On

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I haven't posted anything for the last few days because my computer died within an hour after my last post. It was a 2001 model and the motherboard went. I'm now trying to raise enough money to get a new (and inexpensive) computer to replace it. I'm very close to getting all the money I need together and hope to have a new machine in place by early in the week. Jumping from XP to Windows 7 is going to be "fun." ::fingers crossed::

While the dead computer has bought posting -- and work on M75 -- to a halt. My OD&D game doesn't need a computer and will go on as scheduled tomorrow. Without a computer to do real world work with, I've had time to draw up several small tombs and dungeons to add to the game. I doubt any of these will show up this week as my players still have an angry young red dragon to deal with.

I don't know how the cancer donation drive is going because I haven't been able to get online much, but it still has about two weeks to go. Apologies to anyone who has donated and has not yet heard from me. I should have email access back as soon as I can get the new machine.

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Timeshadows said...
January 23, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

My sympathies are with you, and I will take your circumstance as a warning, and make a more current backup of my game files.
--All sorts of good vibes toward your getting your computing situation sorted.

Best,

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A Paladin In Citadel said...
January 23, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

The Computer is dead. Long live the computer!

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Randall said...
January 23, 2010 at 9:20 PM  

Timeshadows,

I only lost access to files, not the files themselves, fortunately. The files are safe on the hard drive in the old machine and on DVD backups. Unfortunately, the old Win98 era notebook can only read CDs. Once I get the new machine and make Win7 network with my wife's XP box (which is getting all the hard drive from my old machine), I'll have access to everything again.

Or that's the plan. Sadly, we all know about plans. They don't survive contact with the dungeon.

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JD Neal said...
January 24, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

It's always good to have two or three backups -- and one offsite. Never know when the house is going to burn down.

I've considered setting up an e-mail account solely for backup. I haven't yet because I'm on slow internet and uploading docs takes too long, but I will when I move up.

E-mail new documents to the backup account. Check in now and then to make sure it's working okay and prevent those hidden "YOu haven't been using the account. It was erased." issues.

Even then, who knows when the provider's system is going to crash or they go out of business overnight. But, better than putting everything in one basket.

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