Houston, we have a problem.
Oh, I always wanted to say that.
Ok, as you can see in the title, I'm going on hiatus. Why? 'Coz my notanymore trusty computer is going bonkers. The thing refuses to work like trusty computers need to work, I don't know what's going on with it and I tried everything. Now I'm going to rant.
The symptoms are continuously freezing of the system, but strangely the mouse keeps moving —there were moments that after having to turn it off forcefully, I turned it on but didn't boot the system, staying white screened— . I thought that perhaps there was something wrong with the OSX (the thing is an iMac with Lion), so I reinstalled it. No luck, keeps freezing. I cleaned the HD, reinstalled OS and moved just my user files —no programs nor system adjustments— from my Time Machine copy (migrating method). Seems to work, no wait, freezes again. Maybe there's something unpalatable in my old files. Fuck everything. I format again and reinstall again. The thing is clean enough to be someone's with a clean obsession wet dream. I enter Time Machine for the lulz, without having nothing of my old files in the computer, and the thing freezes halfway entering Time Machine. Forcefully turn off, turn on, doesn't boot. Yay.
I pass the Apple Hardware Test, and halfway testing I notice the load bar doesn't advance anymore, as if contemplating life. I try stop the test, but no, it's contemplating life still and refuses to stop but doesn't advance either, and I can't turn off the computer. You know what's next. Yes, turn off forcefully like a pro. Turn on again, and it boots. Like it is doing me a favor. Now it's my turn of contemplating life and technology. I just can't. I don't know what is happening and most certainly I don't know what's wrong. I don't know if it is the OS. I don't know if it's somehow my old files or the Time Machine file that are at fault. I don't know if it's the hardware. I don't know shit. It needs professional help.
So I decided to write this journal and wait to the next freezing, yes I live my life with risks. The thing is that it either froze after two minutes of booting or it could work hours and then freeze, it's rather irritating.
So without any tools for painting digitally (aka Photoshop and a reliable computer), I have to go on hiatus. I could do some traditional art, but then I have no good way of scanning securely and offer a good quality. There's some images in my Sta.sh, so I will maybe submit something from there.
So this is all. I don't know how much time I will be without my computer. It's not like I am that active around dA but... bye bye for now! Have fun!