My computer just began doing this adorable little thing Friday night when I tried to boot it up.
Look at all those pretty pinstripes that are totally NOT my start up screen! Yay!
This sets me back in a multitude of ways. July 10th myself and my associates from SomeKindaSpecial Productions, LLC are beginning the filming of our pilot. By "associates" I am referring to Arielle and Catherine. But I just sounded super professional for a moment, didn't I? Preparing storyboards and locations for this has eaten up a good amount of my free time and interfered with my regular blogging schedule to begin with, and this whole computer-deciding-to-wear-pinstripe-pants thing has only made it worse. Once we begin production and I have my computer back to normal I will post updates of not only normal blog content (whatever you decide that is) and how shooting is going. Eventually we might even have a website for our business and our pilot!
So, all of my drafts and my partial storyboarded script are on the computer with a possibly broken screen. All of my blog pictures are on this computer. All of my drafts of every short story and screenplay I am working on are on this computer. (In case you care my computer's name is IRO-bot; her name used to be Mini, but then I got a smaller computer that I named Micro and then IRO-bot died only to come back from the dead a year later and thus needed a resurrection name). Yes... this is not the first time this computer has decided to die. If it gets resurrected again, however I think renaming it a third time is being a bit dramatic.
As of now I am posting to you on my ancient Mac that I named Dinosaur. Because it is a freaking dinosaur comparatively.
However, Dinosaur does not know what an SD card is. So, I had to first upload the pictures onto Micro.
And then transfer the pictures onto my flash drive named Turbine. It is pictured here on the base of Dinosaur next to a robot:
And now I am finally writing a post! This is not the worst that technology has ever failed me. I know I can still get my files back but it is just a matter of accessing them. I should have emailed myself everything a week ago when I thought of backing up my files, but that unfortunately did not happen.
Dinosaur's constant whirring noise is getting louder, so I am afraid I don't have much time. Moral of this post: Back up your files, kids!