Oh No! First Fail of The Year!

Emergency message from Mr. Donovan – has had a major computer malfunction and it looks like he won’t be back up by 5 – he’s working hard at it for all of you. Please think happy thoughts.
BJ, 16:55, 03/02/10

Well, that was a horrible six hours. Just after 3pm, I, AK Donovan, acting under the suggestion of the techies at Ustream, installed an Adobe server thingie so that the Doncast would stream in better quality… and it destroyed my computer.

Fully destroyed my C drive, my Windows installation, my software, and my Sac VS Pip remix lyrics to boot. Amongst other things. I have spent the time since formatting, and reformatting my hard drive, and reinstalling Windows. Thankfully, this has worked, and I am now reinstalling all my software. I am likely to be up all night doing it, as I use a lot of software, from a lot of different places. Frankly, working out what I was using for certain things is going to be task enough… but I consider myself lucky. It could have been much worse. And it was my own stupid fault for even considering turning this workhorse of mine into a bloody server. Fool Donovan!

I did find this all particularly upsetting, however, as this I year I have fulfilled all my promises, and stuck to all my schedules. Now I have a dirty fail against my good name. Bah!

So, my apologies to you that were hanging out in that chatroom waiting on my arrival. I hope it wasn’t too disappointing,and that you at least had some worthwhile conversations, or something.

I am afraid that all the time I’ve lost today means I can’t reschedule for tomorrow or anything – I have a remix to rewrite, amongst other things – so we shall have to try again next week. I have a good feeling about this new installation though. it is cleaner, more streamlined… I think good things will come of it.

Anyway, did I miss anything in there while I was trying not to swear loudly?

— Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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  1. Jonzee
    February 3, 2010
    5:33 pm


    Anything by Sage Francis/Buck 65

    Rock on man. see you shortly.

  2. Alex
    February 3, 2010
    6:21 pm

    No live cast?

  3. Koltreg
    February 3, 2010
    10:25 pm

    We actually had a decent time waiting for Godot…errr ATD.

    Did start up a temporary ATD forum here so I can tax my server – http://www.teammajorca.com/forum/index.php
    Ustream is somewhat notorious for eating computers. Sorry about the damages sir. I look forward to next week.

  4. Raydome
    February 3, 2010
    11:52 pm

    It's not a fail dude! He who dares! If you dont take chances life would be boring. It happend while you were trying to improve on your promises, so it's well not a fail :) we all had a good chat anyway. You can join in next week if you want 😉

    Don't beat yourself up man, PAX!

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