Well It's been a year and a whole lot of stuff has happened on both good and bad sides.
Good side, is I finished my Cert IV course in Avionics and am now looking for an apprenticeship.
Bad side, I still don't have my own desktop computer yet :/
But back to another good side,
I did find some how my version of Photoshop CS6 that I heavily modified the code of to keep all its temporary files in the install direction (this allow me to make the application portable on my HDD and I can use it on any computer I want) actually works on my 4 year old laptop that is running Windows XP, a single core 1.33Ghz, 2GB ram a 256mb GPU
So this means while I can start my art up again, it will be slow. But I can live with that