I'm having a bad day, so I want to share so it may give some people some luls if nothing more.
In about a week's time I'll be presenting my disseration so I can get my Master's Degree in Robotics. About a week back...my laptop died. I had EVERYTHING related to this project on that laptop. CAD files, research files, programming files...everything that I was about to put together to get to the end project.
ALL of it...gone. HDD crapped out, chance so slim to recover data that it's laughable...and zero time to feck around with it.
I had a larger, Win XP desktop PC that I rarely used. Decent specs for 6 years ago, I had it in the room in case of emergencies. Today that one died too. Green screen of death, it won't boot up.
Luckily I've done all my disseration work on a friend's laptop and my girlfriend's laptop - the girl's an angel for all she's been helping me with right now -. Had some files on that PC, but not vital, not that important...I feel like I've dodged a bullet, at least with that. My dissertation is 8 days away...had I lost stuff there...auch.
Second on the list.
I've recently participated in a school project, a sort of internship for which I get some money that I really need. Apart from that money, 20% of those participating would be getting an extra monetary prize for the best projects. As it happens, there were some mix-ups with my class and it was decided - I was asked last and basically agreed on pressure - that the extra money won would be split amongst everyone. People had been bringing in projects from their work places, so I was pretty certain I wouldn't win anything and the extra money would help. Not exactly fair as I've pointed out to the others...but eh.
I won, together with a buddy of mine - the same who lent me his laptop -.
Now...the funny part is this...aside from the two of us, all my class mates have decided to not bother with the dissertation now and leave it for the Fall session. So...the two of us...are literally paying off some damn lazy buggers that couldn't be bothered to finish their work on time. The same people that have managed to delay EVERY SINGLE exam in the past two years of college, now are delaying this one for themselves and for this I'm sure the board reviewing our projects won't be too kind.
So...lost two PCs in the span of a week, lost money that I'll have to share with lazy buggers and for everything to be in the crapper, this laptop can't run my project almost at all, so I'll have to gimp it.
Am I cursed or have I upset some ancient god?
~Evil curse edit~
Title edited. Please see Rule #3!