Okay so I was all set to write a post this weekend about how I’ve decided to finally take the plunge and move to a self-hosted blog to begin the long process of branding myself for my future success.
Then I got home Friday at lunch to discover that my comptuer had been hit with some massively nasty virus that has totally FUBARed everything. Nothing we’ve done has worked, so we are down to formatting the hard drive and reinstalling everything. We still have my old hard drive and the ghosted image of it from when I upgraded to a bigger one, but despite what was apparently a successful format job on my current hard drive, the copy process has not worked. Thank God so much of my current work is online in various places and I’ve got all my personal files on an external hard drive. We may have to do a clean install of XP, which doesn’t make me happy given that I bought vista for this computer, but since Dell sucks and will only give you a ghost of the original factory setup rather than the true operating system (and I don’t even have that as they never mailed it with mine and I need to go throw a fit with them to get a copy). If a clean install of XP doesn’t work it means that the virus has fried my hard drive. My almost brand new hard drive that I spent $100 on in the not too distant past. I am beyond frustrated and furious about this, as this was SUPPOSED to be a restful, fun weekend because it’s my first weekend off grading ALL SEMESTER (midterms were last week) but it’s just been horrible. Anyway, I am likely to be out of pocket for a while until this is taken care of.