It's been a long while but I'm back on deviant art. I wish I could blame the death of my computer on my absence, but I really can't. In truth, it was more my own oblivious stupidity that had kept me away.
A while ago my old computer beeped its last protest at an instruction from me and quit on the world with a small plum of bluish smoke none-the-less. The best I can tell from looking it over is something went disastrously wrong with it's power supply, a power supply that had come with the case, a case which still bears a Y2K sticker proudly -that should tell you a lot. The damage went from the power supply through the motherboard and I lost my main HD as well. While that was a bit of a blow, at least I had learned long ago to keep all my important files, art, etc., on a separate drive.
While I was waiting for a new computer, I borrowed Starchasm's old desktop curb-special and got my software loaded up on it. That was when I realized that the password that I thought was my DA password was, in fact, not my DA password Firefox had remembered the damned thing for so long, automatically slotting it into the field when I needed to log in I had completely forgotten what it might have been.
In most normal situations, and when dealing with normal folks with a bit more foresight and organization in their lives, this too wouldn't have been a big problem. After all, all one has to do is click the little button that says "Forgot Password?" Normally, that would be all anyone needs to do -I'm not normal.
When I changed my email address a while back, I never got around to remembering to update it on my deviant art account So, I could put my user name in 'till I was blue in the face and all kinds of reset links would be sent off to an email that I hadn't checked in years, so long, that this password too was lost to me -though I'm certain the Firefox on my old HD would have remembered it, he was good with remembering those kinds of things.
So, I had a computer, my programs loaded up on it, but a whole heck of a lot of prompts asking me for passwords that Firefox remembered for me because I was too damned lazy to remember them my self. I half hoped that the curb-computer simply couldn't read my old HD due to chip-set differences and then when I got a new computer, it would be able to access it and, by June, thanks to Starcham, I had a nice new computer... with a whole slew of cables and wires that I completely did not recognize. That's when I realized somewhere between 2005 and now things have changed and I was not going to be able to read that drive my self again. Of course, as I had mentioned, I'm not normal, and so the normal next course of action didn't occur to me at all -Help Desk.
Even it';s name is indicative of the step I should have taken. Need help? Why, go to the Help Desk of course. Not me, I sat and tried to think of some scheme to get information off a drive I couldn't read or a means to remember something that hadn't been in my head for over a year. It took a simple outside suggestion from Thor's Assassin (thank you!) to suggest such a reasonable and logical course of action.
Well, seeing as how this is posted here to my DA account, I'm sure you could surmise that I eventually got my password woes on Deviant Art worked out thanks to the suggestions of others and help from certain desks. And now I have a mountain of correspondence to get caught up in as well as a lot of work I had gotten done that needs to be finally posted.
Major crazy updates away, and thanks for reading!
Listening to: an aeroplane outside
Reading: a hell of a lot of notes and messages
Drinking: coffee, there's never enough