Most of you don't know why i haven't been around lately, so i guess i should explain myself. Last month, without any warning, the main HD of my home computer stopped working. Till that happened, the hard drive had no bad blocks, not S.M.A.R.T issues or any sort of other warnings like being slow, noises... I've tried everything i could to recover the files, without success. This is already a couple of weeks later, so i went ahead and bought an SSD to, at least, have a working computer again at home. Then, i had to reinstall everything. Even though i make backups on a regular basis, i had around 150GB of stuff not yet backed up, between work and personal stuff. Files i planned to back up this month. A friend of mine suggested to use the services of a data recovery company he used before. So, i sent the HD to them and the initial analysis suggests a mechanical failure. The price they gave me to try to recover the files is not cheap. I'm still wondering what i'll do, if i'll use a sum of money i wasn't really planning on spending right now. Specially when they can't guarantee they'll recover everything. In the meantime, i had to go back and redo a lot of those completed work stuff the best way i can / could. And try not to think of the personal files i lost. You can probably imagine how tired and stressed out i am. It's really not a good experience. Since i don't really know how long it will take to put my life back in order, since i probably won't be around as much as i could, and with all the other issues the moderators have been openly saying over the past few weeks, i decided to step down as moderator. I have been a member for over 15 years, can't remember how much of these were as a moderator. This place became a second home, i made lots of friends. But at this moment, i won't be helpful or engaged as i used to be.