When life gives you lemons, make lemon juice

So, my computer crashed after the last windows 10 update. I couldn’t reboot it, and it couldn’t detect the OS anymore on my computer… After some fiddling, I manage to get the Windows 10 driver downloaded on it again (using my old old computer to do it.. I’m spoilt by the quickness of newer technology). But, everything is gone from my computer.

Well, not exactly everything, since it did save a copy of my Windows during the reinstallation, so I actually do still have access to my old files. Not that it’s of much use since I’ve long since learnt to save everything on cloud, or on my hard drive. What really hit hard though is the loss of programmes from my computer, and the hassle to reinstall all of them again. Or at least the essential ones. Right now, I’m feeling the loss of Microsoft Office, which I will have to dig out my old disc to see if it can be installed again, because that disc has been so used and abused (flown from Asia to Europe so that I could install it when the same computer broke down while I was on exchange).

But there’s some silver lining here too, which I am really grateful for right now, since I spent all my time trying to fix this since I got home from work (and it’s the first day in the whole month I left work on time too). OneNote works (thank you, Microsoft), so I still got access to all my writing and stories draft on this computer. And Chrome is just a godsend, remembering all my settings, down to the extensions, themes and background image (this, especially, because I spent time actually curating my new tabs background images. I’ll think about how Google is utilising all these information from its users at another time).

So yeah, the really essential things stayed, which is already good enough, and since I’m starting from scratch anyway, I decided that I’m going to jazz up my computer! Or at least, it’s going to be different from before, because I’ve been using the same wallpaper for what, six/seven years? Hey what can I say, I’m a person of habit, and it’s hard to find something that suits my taste. Considering since I drew it. Here, have a look at this rudimentary work drawn with a mouse on Microsoft Paint, it’s a masterpiece I tell ya, creatively named “elephant”:

But anyway, new desktop background and new colour schemes, and I think I’m liking where this is going, until the next time I feel the need for a change (six/seven years later, probably, judging from past trends). And a fresh start also means less clutter on my computer, with all the programmes I don’t use anymore gone until a day I need to use them again. Funny how there’s some sentimental values to computer programmes that you once used but couldn’t bear to remove from your computer because you don’t know when you are going to use them again, and it’s going to be so troublesome to download when you actually need them.

And on a really, really, bright side, I’m so glad that I finished all my resume and cover letters yesterday, before all these nonsense happened. Yay (and thank god) to me for not procrastinating (so much).

I’m rambling I aware, because my plans for today (since I left work on time and all for the first time in what feels like forever) was to to write. But I couldn’t because of the computer thing and I knew if I put it off, I’ll just be condemning my computer to never work again, because I’m lazy at troublesome things like that. So yeah, you get a rambly, crazy girl instead of some coherent, well-thought out post, and a masterpiece of an elephant to boot. Isn’t that just awesome?

And I’m just going to go before I embarrass myself even further. Not that I really mind it at the moment, but I should. Bye. T’was was fun writing this.

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