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Coffee_geek
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Icon 1 posted June 20, 2003 13:05      Profile for Coffee_geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't pretend to know what caused it, but my computer stopped recognizing it's hard drive today. Thus, it could not start. And it refused to co-operate. So I decided, hey, it's been awhile, and I reformatted and reinstalled. Unfortunately, I lost all my music and letters and fractals in the process. Quite sad, that. On the other hand, I upgraded the OS (to xp, it's a shared comp, they won't let me install red hat partition (curse them)). Anyway, it's awright, I can now make winamp transparent, which is always cool. Hrm... Anyway...

Seeming and Dreaming,
Coffee

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We got, ten minutes to get there
We got, ten minutes to go
Throw this one in for the money
Cause the next one's for the next show

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-ct-
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Icon 2 posted June 20, 2003 13:09      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
too bad you didnt' have a spare drive to install something on while you sent me that dead drive

i could have recovered all that data for you...

<clinton>
ahh feeel yer payn!
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Coffee_geek
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Icon 1 posted June 20, 2003 14:20      Profile for Coffee_geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Meh, I could have probably gotten it fixed, eventually, but it was getting old and cluttered anyway. It was sad, but I didn't really loose much.

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We got, ten minutes to go
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Tut-an-Geek

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Icon 1 posted June 20, 2003 15:10      Profile for Tut-an-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm sorry to hear of your loss:(
I just lost a loved one too - My DualG4 is currently in the process of being sold.
My best wishes are with you!

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Icon 1 posted June 21, 2003 19:30            Edit/Delete Post 
I remember trying to take apart my electronic organiser once, to clean the keyboard (it was full of dust, I thought) and it wasn't working. I passed it to my dad, and he did succeed I think, but the batteries flew out. D'oh. Kissed byebye all the data on there.

The shock was very short-lived - I soon felt a rush of relief, that the burden of effort that all the data on it represented, was taken from me - a washing away of worries. There were about two or three memo entries I cared about - one contained a sentence where I'd really struggled to think of the word I wanted, and I never succeeded in thinking of it again. The other two related to art coursework or something, but nothing too serious.

I have a lot of notes, both on paper and files, relating to my dormant (comatose) sci-fi project, and I've threatened to myself to delete and throw out the whole lot sometimes, for a similar reason - once it's gone, I no longer have to worry or care about any of it.

Now, I think that if my hard drive was nuked or died (no back-ups - it's a 30 Gb drive and I'd never get much of it onto Zip discs and floppies - tho I really ought to back up at least something (the Firetrack web root would be a good one, and my software projects)), that I'd be really bothered, but I do wonder whether I would, or whether, once again, I'd just be relieving myself of concerns?

Let's hope I don't actually have to find the answer to that one.

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