Saturday, August 13, 2005

Requiem for a Hard Drive

My desktop hard drive died this morning. It it toast. It is no more. It's no longer pinin' for the fjords. It is an ex hard drive.

Crap.

I hadn't backed anything up for a couple of weeks. I just lost all my photos, my address book, and a bunch of half finished stories, among other things.

Crap. Crap. Crappity crap crap.

Scenes from a hard drive autopsy.

Lesson learned. I have a $50 certificate from Staples. Tomorrow, I'm using it to buy a 1G flash drive. With the instant rebate, it'll be $9.

Dammit, I had a lot of stuff I hadn't saved. What an idiot.

Thank god I have Mr. Lucky Laptop here. Otherwise, I'd be sunk. Last time something happened to my desktop, it took multiple months of frustration, a technician calling me a "stupid bitch" and me e-mailing the president and the board of directors of Gateway to get action. (That did work, though: action through humilitation and irritation of the executives. Most effective.)

Oh - a little advice from me to you: don't buy from Gateway. Just don't. Really.


2 comments:

KOB said...

Sorry about the harddrive. Rotten when it happens.

Merujo said...

Yeah, and it's a lesson learned the hard way. But, now I have a nice little flash drive. 1G of power, power, power!