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May 23rd, 2003 - This is the day, This is the hour, This is my lunch — LiveJournal


90+ gb worth of mp3s. Gone.
All my pictures. Gone
All my personal files. Gone

I do however have one rather expensive harddisk shaped doorstopper.

I really need a new I con which can convey how pissed off I am.

And try to see if you can guess whether I made a back up...

Current Mood: pissed off pissed off
Current Music: Nick Cave - Fifteen feet of pure white snow

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This sucks such mighty wang.

I have managed to co-erce another pc into at least recognizing that the harddrive exists. It doesn't believe me when I tell it that there's a shit load of files on it which I'd quite like to move else where.

Hmmm, annoying.

I really don't want to lose all those files

Current Music: Nick cave - No More Shall We Part

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And just to add insult to injury:
The mouse on this pc is buggered.
nailbug seems to be pissed off.
I have really bad nicotine cravings.
I'm thirsty after milk and I forgot to buy some.
And I'm just generally annoyed and grumpy.

Maybe I should just go to bed

Windows 2000 has been convinced taht the files do indeed exist and is now recovering them.
I can't bear to look at the monitor while the files are listed as they are recovered. If any Bad Messages flash past I might start weeping...

Current Mood: worried worried
Current Music: Nick cave - Hallelujah

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Current Mood: worried worried
Current Music: Nick Cave - Oh My Lord

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And it would appear that Comical Ali has gotten a job with The Great Beast of Redmond in their pr department.
In his first press conference he is reported to have declared:

"There are no bugs in Windows. None at all. It's all lies. Lies I tell you.
Linux is not a threat and we are not worried.
There are in fact no Linux installations anywhere. Anywhere at all."

He seems to have found some ideological friends there :)

Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic
Current Music: Mary Hopkins - those Were The Days

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I dread to say that I've managed to save all my files because Sod's law demands that they will mysteriously disappear if I say that, so I will say instead that it would appear that I need to go and buy lot's of cd's tomorrow so I can make back-ups off all my im,portant files...

Tomorrow or Saturday I'll build the pc I promised sistercarrion that she could have.
nailbug also need to come around and see if she has room for the pc she can borrow.

And with a bit of luck, I might have another few pc's which will be free to a good home...

Current Mood: relieved relieved
Current Music: Mary Hopkins - Those were the days

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I have discovered a couple of good things about my harddrive woes (Cue wrist-to-forehead-woe-is-me).

I have to start deleting stuff which I really should have done ages ago. Let's face it. If you're running out of space across 7 computers with a total of over 400gb of storage, it's time to start trimming.
So far I've just bought bigger and bigger HDDs, but with the death of my 180gb drive something has to be done.
I have a software folder which had 20gb of software in it. I'm now down to 13gb and I'm still deleting.
I have ripped all my own cd's to mp3 at 320kbps. They are now all going to be deleted and re-ripped later at a more sensible 224kbps. there's also a few other things I'll be getting rid off.

Unfortunately I can't find the CD-burning software which came with my burner, and for some reasong older versions of Nero don't regognize my burner. Grrr.
Time to see if I still have the cd. Otherwise I'll be fuX0r3d.

Also, shifting 150gb across a 10mbps network is slow. Very slow. So at the moment I'm swapping harddrives between the machine with the burner, and the machine with the failing harddrive and moving my files locally. It might sound odd, but it's a hell of a lot faster than copying via the network...

Current Mood: productive productive
Current Music: Covenant - Call The Ships To Port

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Found my receipt for the faulty harddrive. And I have asked the nice (I hope) people at Dabs to take it back and give me a new one.
I just hope they don't inspect it and shop my for all the mp3's on it...

Current Mood: aggravated aggravated
Current Music: Us3 - Tukka Yoots Riddim

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