*Update at bottom*
My PC refused to boot entirely today. The system claimed my windows install had been corrupted and wouldn't let me get to my desktop. I tried using the install disk's repair option without luck.
Far from being willing to give up on the little work from yesterday I had not backed up, I stripped the machine down and cobbled together a working Frankenstein machine from the parts of this one and my last one. I've managed to backup my work on Gender Bender from yesterday as well as my personal work on my Azure project.
I'm now trying to get this Frankenstein rig up and running properly. Failing that I'll be ordering a Mac online.
So don't expect streams for the near future.
I was all hyped to draw and stream today. talk about a shitty f*ing day.
Seems the Frankenstein Machine is holding together... for now. Making worrysome noises, which is really odd considering there are no harddrives in it (only a couple SSDs). It's probably one of the fans, but it's still worrying me. I think all this hardware business has made me more paranoid than ever. Anyways, it's up and running and workable. So expect a stream tonight. I'll try and run with this rig till it dies on me too and then I'll get the mac. No way in hell am I going to sit here waiting for another month. f*ck that.
Ps. sorry for the swearing. I'm not very pleased about this.
Used the money from commissions to get a replacement power supply for my main rig. technically speaking I could replace most of it for less than the cost of a mac. And if the issue is external, despite my best efforts to eliminate anything that could cause an issue, then at least its not like I'll fry a brand new mac. But aye, stream tonight on this frankenstein rig. Its iffy, but it works.
Stream tonight is cancelled. The Frankenstein rig is really unstable. I'll be ordering the mac this weekend with apple care, so if it fries they'll just replace it.