Repeat after me. All Hardware Sucks. All Software Sucks.
The hard drive on one of my two desktop machines just went Chaaa-cachunk chaaa-cachunk, Chaaa-cachunk. Since its IDE it takes the other drive on the same cable down with it, not yet sure which of the drives it is, but one of the two that's on ide0 is certain, since the machine won't recognize either of them or get me into a boot loader.
Most things are backed up, but I'm not sure on the backup coverage.
No, I am Not happy.
Cheer me up, will yah?