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Is it wrong of me to mourn the loss of electronic data?
I have this external hard drive who has worked beautifully for me for the past few years, then randomly, suddenly, horribly it died. Crashed. Corrupted.
I swear it gave me no warning, or if it tried to tell me to get all my stuff off of it ASAP I missed it’s dire prophecies. A few Saturdays ago I went on it to pull up something, I’m not sure what, and discovered that everything inside of my folders was corrupted.
OH SNAP. OHSNAPOHSNAPOHSNAP!
I had YEARS of photographs I had taken on there, with several folders in a folder called “sort me so you can post me”. Okay that’s not really what the title of that folder is, but it’s close enough. So I lost several complete albums. Some got backed up online, most wasn’t. And what IS online probably has a watermark. I do have some on disk. Not many, and not enough.
…at least I have my stories still. That I HAD been smart enough to back up. Yes, the last back-up was in August, but I hadn’t been too productive on them so those versions are pretty much the ‘current’ versions.
I guess I needed to be taught this lesson the hard way: BACK UP OFTEN. Back up NOW.
Good news: I did manage to get some back. Jury is still out on whether or not its safe to turn on my external and see if there’s any more hiding on there, I didn’t get nearly as much as I was expecting back (yet more than I expected at all).
Well, I’m off to either mess around with my folders and files (now on my larger internal hard drive) or hide somewhere and cry. Can’t tell which.
Last night was a rough night. My best friend and I have been watching Doctor Who recently cause we both had heard it was an excellent series and she found it on Netflix Instant Play, so we started with the Ninth Doctor and just kept going.
Last night was one of our marathon nights and we just started watching and kept going till one of us were ready for bed. One of the episodes was Blink, which featured the Weeping Angels.
MAN that was a creepy episode! I spent the entire time clutching my pillow and trying not to freak out. It was an amazingly well written episode. So well written it took me almost a full four hours to fall asleep after watching that episode (And we watched the one afterwards too!)
During that time I kept trying to distract myself, and I almost wore out my phone’s battery by playing calming music. I could close my eyes, my figurines (which cover my room) didn’t worry me, but I kept seeing the Angel’s expressions when they were in killing mode. OH my goodness! I looked it up on the TARDIS Wikia and saw the picture of them again. CREEPY.
I hope I can sleep tonight, they haven’t been bothering me today, but they need to go away. They are science fiction. Not reality.
Besides we don’t have many statues in my neighborhood… *shifty eyes* …for now…