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My PC has snuffed it

July 29, 2012

I’ve tried everything under the sun, including replacing the sata cables, cpu, psu, ram and motherboard. Nothing seems to work.


If anyone wants to paypal me £500, that’d be great.

Alternatively, you’ll have to wait for a few months before I’m able to post anything creative again.

It’s a pain in the arse though, I’ve came up with quite a few ideas for podcasts, columns, songs and sketches since it broke. People say we’re becoming more dependant on computers these days, but my situation goes beyond the social aspect (not that I tweet or use facebook that much anyway): I use the computer to record to sequence the Dx11 and Monotribe, I use it to sample, to create whole new sounds or replicate existing ones, to create and produce podcasts, edit video, write… So much of my creativity depends on one piece of technology working and it feels very weird to have that taken away.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. cjpaterson permalink
    July 29, 2012 8:43 AM

    I still say you can write without using the pc. There’s nothing wrong with pen and paper! You’ve also clearly shown from the blog posts that you’re still able to use your laptop for posting blog posts so why not use it to write your articles? You can still make music as well though obviously limited to that which doesn’t require a pc so I assume your guitar and keyboard etc. You have no need to record everything and if you want to just write the music down and record it when you have a pc. Write the lyrics down. For everything else you can keep a notepad of ideas or share as a blog post rather than a podcast.

    I honestly believe that the whole ‘becoming more dependant on computers’ idea is a bit wrong. It’s true that a lot of people use them on a daily basis but it’s self inflicted, if we can use that term.

    I don’t do anything on a daily basis that I couldn’t do without a computer. I can write on paper and actually choose to sometimes as well as doing work on paper rather than typing. I can stay in touch using a phone or seeing them in person which are my two main ways of contacting people. If I need a computer to speak to someone then it’s a relationship I can live without as it doesn’t have an effect on my daily life.

    This was going to be a lot longer with more detail but there’s a character limit. I might blog about it later. View it as my opinion rather than an attack as it won’t be aimed directly at you.

    • martyrshow permalink*
      July 29, 2012 11:26 AM

      That’s the difference between making music and playing music though. I could play the guitar for three hours straight (and you can bet i have done so during the last few days), but i wouldn’t be making anything. and the “keyboards” aren’t much without something to sequence them with. Aside from that, drum patterns aren’t all that awesome when they only exist as squares on lined paper.

      If i was still doing articles for pulse, writing could be done on paper or when i turn the laptop on, but it’s these interview thingys and i don’t fancy having the laptop running for 12+ hours straight in order to conduct one.

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