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Exciting in a bad way for me. Almost lost my last month's worth of work on diss, articles, etc, when computer crashed and didn't want to wake up. Ironically, I had just been watching ads for an online backup company and thinking I should back up my writing. I'm normally very good about this--two days max without putting another copy of stuff elsewhere. I finally took the battery out to get the computer to turn off, caressed it, murmured sweet nothings, and rebooted. The screen kept going black as it put itself to sleep. Evidently I had been too soothing. I cussed, rebooted, and voila! Thank god. All's good.

Kentucky is wet, there are slugs in the outdoor animals' food bowls, and I pulled a tick off the dog. But I got my stuff back!

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6/9/09 19:19 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] thistleingrey
Wow. Glad you were able to retrieve the work!

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6/9/09 13:19 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jaydeyn-sitari.livejournal.com

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Note to self: BACKING UP EVERY DAY.

D:
Jaydeyn

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6/9/09 17:01 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pants-of-doom.livejournal.com
Slugs can be dealt with using beer.

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6/9/09 17:17 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] coachjg.livejournal.com
whew!

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6/9/09 17:34 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ak-blackcap.livejournal.com
I use Windows Live Sky Drive as an online backup (and not as frequently as I should!) - it's free, though not the best interface.

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6/9/09 20:49 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] 3meows.livejournal.com
eek. I think its time to buy a special dissertation USB drive for daily backups.

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6/9/09 20:56 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
That's what I did. I repurposed a Vic one.