Holy crap, am I happy right about now. After months of struggling with losing access to my encrypted password manager, I finally got into it *& my computer* today! YAY!!!! \0/
I've prolly been missed, and as to the reason why... My motherboard fried out of the blue, taking my cpu and my backup drive w/ it, of freaking course. I've been dealing with warranties & the fact that I couldn't access my drives until I had the exact same hardware configuration (dual boot system w/ secure boot). After receiving the motherboard replacement, I have been trying to find a replacement cpu, & Ivy bridge architecture is pretty difficult to come by these days w/o getting raked over the coals by an Amazon 3rd party seller. Even Intel is out of stock themselves, and I've spent the last two months ordering from vendors who didn't bother following up on the special/drop ship orders even after weeks of repeated call inquiries.
I finally found a decent priced used example, & here I am.
So anyway, I've got to get to work, this thing isn't perfect, and I need to do some backing up before reformatting due to my OS'es acting funny and the computer being only partly functional (it's not recognizing my 3Tb & 4 Tb drives, & keeps telling me I need to format them).
@ Oaklawn: Yeah mate, I hear you perfectly. Same/same, the above is only part of it. Take care of yourself, & I'll see you all soon.
Thanks for your comments on my "New Build" thread. I agree with you, Bobzilla knocked that skelly right out of the park. I'm so terribly excited to have him in my hot little hands....it's like a dream I keep thinking I'm going to wake up from, and instead of the Bobzilla skeleton, it will be one of those flat, paper skeletons that I can only hang on a door.
Oh man, don't worry about us and take care of your family. We will be here when you come back. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. BTW my older son is going to the University up there, maybe I can stop by some time when visiting...
Sorry I haven't been around this year folks. It's been a rough year, culminating with Mom falling after breaking her ankle, then her hip. All available funds have been going to taking care of her, helping with the bills of the 4 surgeries, and keeping her home her own. After which financially, there's simply nothing left to put towards anything, Halloween least of all.
It's not that I've been ignoring any of you, or don't care. I've just been in a deep funk about the entire ordeal, and for that I am sorry. I stood dumbstruck when one of the neighborhood kids asked why I hadn't started decorating or working on projects this afternoon. How does one explain...
Bahahahahaha.... You are a silly duck! How the heck are ya buddy boy? I trust all is well and that you are well?!?!?!?
I feel like,it's been like,forever since we last spoke. Is everything still ok with you?