Tasselfoot

A Hectic Morning

by Tass on Jun.01, 2010, under Flash, Flash Flash Revolution, Game, Personal, Random Stuff, Upcoming Games, Walkthrough

On Sunday, I woke up to a borked desktop. This sucked. I tried doing some basic troubleshooting, but it did not work… and because I’m terrible with hardware and my desktop is like my child… I didn’t want to mess with it too much. It’s under warranty, however the company is not open on Sundays (and was also closed for Memorial Day).

So I set my alarm for 8:30 this morning, so that I could call them nice and early and get my comp down to them ASAP. I called them and explained the situation. They said I could bring it in and they’d fix it. The place is in Pasadena, which is 44 miles away as per Google. It took 80 minutes, leaving at 9:15am… gotta love LA traffic. By 10:55, they diagnosed it as motherboard failure and they did not have a replacement in stock, but that new ones were already on order. So I said ok, and now have to sit and wait until they call me to say the mobos are in and that my sexiness is fixed.

I also had a lunch meeting with Troy/Maldon/Dawnerd scheduled for 12:30 in Santa Monica, which I wasn’t sure whether I’d make because of the computer. Since I was done in Pasadena by 11, I headed off to Santa Monica, which is 35 miles from Pasadena, as per Google. That took about 50 minutes; got in right around noon. My bowels were troubling me greatly, so I used the time to find a public bathroom… which is much harder to do than one would expect, as Santa Monica has tons and tons of foot traffic. I wound up meeting up with Troy at 12:40 and we grabbed Subway and chatted for about 45 minutes on the future of FFR and life in general. We’re both on the same page, and I think we have the basics of a deal worked out. This is good. :)

Then I needed to get back from Santa Monica to the Valley (San Fernando). Google was telling me to take the 405, which was displaying RED for traffic most of the way. I decided to take the PCH and Topanga Canyon instead, which probably took the same amount of time (40 minutes), but is peaceful, scenic, and fun to drive.

And now I am home, on Whorli’s laptop, trying to quickly download my video recording/editing software so that I can re-make a walkthrough that is stuck on my desktop and needs to be ready for a game’s release tomorrow. *sigh*.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter

3 Comments for this entry

  • Edward

    lol i know that feeling computer desktop are tricky wen they go down bad some hard to tell wen they cant re-spawn be 2 problem power supply or mother board i had deal with bad ones only one thing wen i work on computers is hard drive error manly wat i deal with today i head an unknown error today took me 2.min realize it was the wifi card acting up wen i started mine 2 times keep saying hard drive fail an need replacement im like oman this ant good lol took only took 2 try on start-up then i starting thinking it ant hard drive it hardware fail need replacement an now im working on a brand new project wich should go correct if i manage the parts right. o yea awesome with the FFR updates i know hard work getting it back up good luck for y’all hope see it back on soon.

  • zack

    oh man computers…. gotta love em.

  • orlando2k7

    How I love the 405. haha I go to SMC (Santa Monica College). I live 18 miles away i know how traveling down that road feels. ;-;

Leave a Reply