Long-time followers know I don't generally voice personal problems on my dA account, instead focusing on my work and Daemoneye Publishing. However, sometimes the two intersect.
The last two weeks have been, well, shitty. The greatest irritation has been my PC. I picked it up a little over a year ago and it's already experiencing stability issues. This isn't some cheap prefab from Office Max or BestBuy, mind. I spent considerable time and money building this system and upgrading it and up until a couple of weeks ago it worked like a charm. Now it seems prone to BSODs whenever I do anything as taxing as, say, running YouTube or playing a game (and I built it with gaming in mind!) I'm half-expecting it to crash as I type this post. I would recover from an earlier saved system image but apparently the external hard drive I've been using as a backup wasn't properly formatted for this purpose. I'm not ready to reinstall the whole damn thing from a system disc but I'm seriously considering it; the only thing holding me back is the possibility the hardware's to blame. And since this is an old fashioned tower desktop and I don't have a car it's a bit challenging, logistically speaking, to get the thing to a technician. I honestly don't know what to do at this point.
This, coupled with a number of other headaches I won't go into, has left me too stressed and anxious to work on any of my projects. I wound up taking a sabbatical after all. Only it was anything but relaxing.
Don't have much else to add. There needs to be a change, that much is certain. I'm not happy with my current situation. I can't promise much new material for the indefinite future. I thank those who purchased the book and/or contributed to the projects; your support is always appreciated.
Edit: I attempted a clean reinstall of my system and now it's even worse. Can't update windows, still getting BSOD, my computer is basically dead. I saved my files, of course, but this is a real kick in the stomach for me. Only thing left to do is try to get it to an expert and see what they can salvage. I don't know how much more of this I can take...