Got home from work last night to find that my pooter is dead, or at least the video card is. Apparently Matt was surfing and it went bang and black screened and scarily wouldn’t even boot up for a while.
Now, the operating system boots up and everything seems to work – except that I can’t see a thing. The res is all wrong, the screen has delightful magenta vertical stripes all over it, it flashes randomly, the refresh rate is perilous and it is just generally stressing out (as am I). Typical, I had loads of pooter stuff I wanted to do last night too, and more heart-wrenchingly: no chat for me 🙁 Arrghh.
Good news is that Steve is hopefully coming to the rescue and has put a new card in the post for me. It’s uncertain whether or not it will work on Windows 98 but *fingers crossed* and pooter should be up and running again as soon as I get snail mail. phew. Thank you Steve!
Should also have gone to Taekwon Do in Sale last night too, but didn’t. I was too upset 😉 I am actually a little proud of myself though, I spent the evening painting instead. Now I have a large canvas with some paint on it – hoorah.