Thursday night, right after updating this website, my video card went bananas. Because I am half-retarded, I didn’t figure this out until after I thought the OS was boned. Luckily I had an external hard drive that automatically backs up my comics and a beater laptop so I didn’t lose anything important or miss my deadlines.
It sucks to lose a day doing computerly housekeeping, but at least I got rid of a lot of the cruft that’s accumulated on my machine over the years. The only losses were some photos from college. But I don’t really need pictures of me giving the thumbs up in various stages of inebriation.