Saturday, April 14, 2007

Hiatus

My principal computer has just decided to trash its hard disk and everything on it. Fortunately, since I have experienced this before, I am pretty regular about backups. So I haven't lost much.

However, it takes a long time to put all those programs back, not least because it's two years or more since I last installed them and can't remember where all the disks are.

So there will be a delay.

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6 comments:

heyjude said...

OUCH!!!
Been there.
Done that.
All too recently!
Not fun.

I now keep all back-up CDs in their own pouch
BUT
also invested in an external hard drive that is programmed to back-up EVERYTHING nightly.

Am hoping to NOT have to learn if that makes for an easier and quicker re-load.

heyjude said...

OUCH!!!
Been there.
Done that.
All too recently!
Not fun.

I now keep all back-up CDs in their own pouch
BUT
also invested in an external hard drive that is programmed to back-up EVERYTHING nightly.

Am hoping to NOT have to learn if that makes for an easier and quicker re-load.

heyjude said...

Oh dear!
Now I've cloned myself!!!
It's those letters you have to type but expire while you type message...

tom sheepandgoats said...

Ouch.

Do you anticipate, in time, that you will run across the ghost of your old machine?

:)

Romulus Crowe said...

Jude- it was your recent crash, among others, that caused my increased vigilance on the backups.

Tom - I've wondered about such things. There are reports of ghost trains, ghost cars, even ghost planes. No reports yet of ghost computers, but you never know.

How a lump of metal can leave a ghost is a mystery. The only way I can see it happening is as a projection by a spirit who was attached to that object. Maybe, then, we will see a ghost Gameboy at some stage!

heyjude said...

a ghost playing a GameGoy maybe? Or one sitting at a computer?
Why must they ALL be floating up/down a stairway or corridor!

PS: glad my crash was good for SOMETHING!!

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