Yep, a few hours ago my trusty workstation of five years decided to exert one final middle finger in my direction before obstinately doing nothing but 100% disk errors, then noping the Hell out of doing anything. Since I save my work in the cloud and am a smart freelancer, of course I have a (slightly crappy) backup! So this is more of an irritant than anything.
But a moment of silence for dear old Samsung 550P, who was a beast in the early days, but suffered a brief short illness before succumbing to death. He is survived by a collection of elderly laptops I really ought to throw out, and will soon be replaced by an Asus ZenBook I spent far too much money on. But hey, 4K TOUCHSCREEN AND SSD STUFF.
Anyway, that’s all of January’s revenues swallowed up. #thanksobama
I would just replace the HD in the broken one to keep my army of semi-awful backups going, but the keyboard’s losing the plot and anyway, I think an upgrade after 4/5 years is pretty decent. Here’s hoping the new one lasts as long.