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Monday, March 12, 2007

I'm back. I think.

Okay, I'm back to posting to this blog again. The reasons for my hiatus are many, but the main reason is that my main computer, a Toshiba tablet PC died one week before I was planning to buy a new one. You see, when I bought the Toshiba, it was for work and play. The unit was heavy -- almost 7 pounds -- but it was cheap, and it was all I could afford at the time. The plan was to use it for a couple months and then purchase a more portable (i.e., expensive) model and relegate the Toshiba to my backup machine. And then it happend. One week before I was planning to plunk down the credit card, my Toshiba gave me a message that the cooling system had failed and instructed me to immediately shut down the machine and take it in for repair.

Okay, so that's part of the story. The other part is my failure to keep my backups up to date, so when I got the new tablet PC (a Lenovo ThinkPad -- X60T), I had to wait for the return of the Toshiba before I could get my setup back to normal...and the Toshiba repair center took nearly three weeks to get the job done!!!

Okay, I'm back. In my absence, I rewrote a short story (which I'll read on Thursday at my writer's group), worked on my trilogy, made some progress learning C#, and futzed with computers.

I'm back. Missed you guys.


Kate S said...

So glad you're back and all right. We were starting to worry.

Sorry about the computer woes.

Clifford said...


Thanks kid. It's nice to be missed. And worried about. The virtual community thing actually is pretty cool.

Malinda said...

I was wondering what happened to you.

Charles Gramlich said...

Glad you are back, Cliff. I was imagining something much more diabolical had happened to you. Cults, doomsday machines, cyber entities, the works. I'm only mildly disappointed that it was a computer problem.

Sidney said...

I thought maybe you'd decided to live off the grid a while, but I was getting worried.

Clifford said...

Thanks for noticing, Malinda and Charles...and Sid, I wish I could live off the grid for a while. Problem is, I no longer exist off the grid.


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