The Sad Death Of Galaxy
June 2, 2010 in Disasters
It is with great sorrow and much confusion that I have to announce the death of my beautiful black behemoth computer box “Galaxy”. Galaxy has served me – almost 24-7 – for over two years now. For some reason he gave up the ghost at 4.02am this morning, just as I was writing something about Fergie on Oprah.
At the moment he’s lying prostate on my bed with his guts spilled out like an unlucky whale. After a deep inspection of his wiry innards – and a deep clean with every available nozzle from my 10 year old Dyson – I’ve narrowed it down to either the power supply unit, or the motherboard. Of course, I’m browsing new power supplies on eBay as I type. After I get one (probably Friday or Saturday) hopefully I’ll be back up to speed. If I attach the new power supply and Galaxy doesn’t spark into life, then it’ll be the motherboard, and that generally means a whole new computer box. Which means I’ll be stuck using the 11 year old beige backup box thing I’m on just now for the foreseeable.
Anyway – if there’s been a delay in answering your most recent death threats/poetry/rants today, that’s the reason. I’ll get around to them as soon as I stop constantly cursing.