I have spent hours, and hours, and hours today trying to get this computer up and running again. I was having problems with Plex, yet again. It has been crashing all week. I kept shutting it down and restarting it. It would work for a few hours and then bomb again.
I finally diagnosed the problem. Somehow, the solid state drive was going into read only mode. When Plex tried to write something to the drive, it would stop working. So, I am now running Linux Mint on a second internal hard drive, and am slowly re-installing all the software that I like.
My god, this was a frustrating day. Patricia knew better than to bother me while I worked on this.
I paid really good money on that stupid solid state drive. Ironically enough, I bought it to make the computer performance that much faster. Instead, there has been problem after problem. I guess I will have to remove that hard drive, pound the heck out of it, and take it one of those recycling depots.
And, once again, I wonder how people who don't have my background with computers, cope with this crap. Do they just try to find someone like me to fix it for them, or do they throw up their hands and stick with Netflix? I don't know. And I am too tired and frustrated, and sober, to think about it.
I am going to turn in, before I throw this computer and all its hard drives, out the window.
See you tomorrow.