As watchers may have noticed, I've been quiet lately.
My computer's HD has been acting up for a while. I was hoping it'd last a little longer, since we just moved and money situation is better in the fall.
No such luck, HD just failed.
Given the limitations of the computer (Alienware X51, only one drive bay), and utter failure to replace the HD before (cost me $300, managed to get precisely nowhere with it), decided to bite the bullet and get new computer.
Alienware Area 51. Three graphics card slots, loads of drive bays. I got it with gtx 970, to which I will add the old computer's gtx 970.
128 gb SSD and 2 tb regular drive.
It's very upgradable; probably get bigger SSD and possibly better cards down the road.
New computer should get here on Monday, at which point I can begin the slow process of setting it up and downloading Dropbox backups.
In the meantime going a week+ without cgi is making me TWITCHY.