I am having the week of ultimate computer suckage this week. >_< First, my portable drive (the small one I use for jumping files computer to computer and holding daily work before backing it up to the 2 TB monster drive) slips from my hand and just BARELY bumps its corner on the desk as I was setting it down. The next time I go to plug it in to get files to transfer to backup, it’s clicking and can’t be accessed. So, once again, I have art files held hostage on a crappy crashed drive. Why the hell do they say these things are “portable”?? My ass! You barely bump them and they’re TOAST. From now on, I’m getting those USB thumb drives to put the working files on. *grumblegrumble*
Then, in the middle of doing shop updates, the laptop just freezes for no reason while I was away from my desk taking care of laundry. So I go to restart it and it keeps freezing and every time I try to get it to start, it’s worse. Even reverting it back to a previous checkpoint did no good. So, I am having to ONCE AGAIN restore it back to out-of-box status and reinstall everything on it. I think I’m not even going to fight with the graphics programs on it right now. I’ll just have to keep the desktop fire up in case I need it.Luckily, I managed to snag my working copy of the Zazzle inventory files from the laptop before it became totally inaccessible. So at least I don’t have to start all of that mess all over again, too.
It’s not like I’m actually making much art right now anyway. *sigh* I can’t recall ever being so damned uninspired in my life. Even when I was homeless or suffering the hell that was growing up in my family I wasn’t this artistically tapped out. I just have no inspiration or motivation to create whatsoever right now. Normally I would just engage in another creative activity like music or writing, but even those seem to have dried up for me of late. So I’m kind of drifting in this… morass. I’m hoping once all the BS stuff I’m having to deal with right now is over, things will settle and I’ll perk up and be ready to work again. I tell you, the only way to kill your creativity quicker than taking those nasty “mood altering” psychiatric drugs is to be mired down in bureaucracy.