Today has not started well.
I got to work only to find that my PC had died again with the usual Dell thermal cutout problem. Fair enough, it’s happened before, I’ll just grab a spare machine and transplant my drives and memory across. I get another machine, pop everything in, and it won’t boot, mainly because it won’t detect the primary HD. So I grab another spare machine, and that one does the same. It turns out that the primary drive has failed as well.
I end up getting a brand new machine, and start reinstalling all my apps, the only problem is that I’ve lost my email archive, and the backup of my work is a few weeks out of date. After much faffing I decide to try rebuilding the dead drive with the electronics from a working one, and much to my surprise it works perfectly. I’m now trying to find space to dump the contents of the old drive so I can sort through it all. At least I’ve got my Firefox bookmarks back though :)