This was NOT good news. I like a computer to last a lot longer, and I haven't really been planning to spend the money on a new machine, and, of course, it had been far too long since I'd backed up my data. Blah blah blah. On the other hand, my computer took a very nasty fall over the winter and has never been the same since (and WTF is wrong with me that I didn't do a backup after that? seriously.)
ANYWAY. There is some good news that follows on this, and that's that I get a new computer out of the deal! It arrived today and I can barely resist firing it up at work.
But you can help me! What should I name my new computer*?
Also, if you've been thinking about sending me some music that you think I'd like, now is a great time, because I hadn't backed up my music collection at all because [redacted for stupidness].
*My naming scheme usually has some northerly reference (aroraborealis, ultima thule, polaris), but I'm open to other excellent name possibilities, too.