Monday, April 17, 2006

My compy returned home today

I know you have all been waiting in suspense for news of my computer.

(Except of course for those of you who hadn't heard. A week ago saturday, shortly after posting those fascinating slides about discourse segmentation, my screen went fuzzy and froze. Upon rebooting, the screen went black. In anguish I cried, "Is there a doctor in the house?" To no avail. Alas! Monday, after the time of mourning had passed, I took it down to the local Apple Store, and sent it away for repairs. At least they were free. I have been alternating between an old 300MHz celeron tower I had almost sent to the graveyard, and the computers down at school.)

So, today my compy was returned to me. They reformated my hard drive, as they said they might. I had backed up a lot of things a month or so ago, and I had the forsight to backup my main documents before taking it in, but I have still lost many applications, a few photos, a movie clip or two, my mail history, my music, and sundry other bits of my life. The moral of the story is: do frequent backups, even if you're not in the habit of killing computers.


slowlane said...

Very sad.

Matthew Carroll said...

Oh. Ouch.
I just installed my new harddrive, but I can't find my original WinXP Professional CD, so I'm borrowing a XP Home from my home computer. Understandibly Gates doesn't like that, and I've got 30 days to either find my real disk and validation code, or be picked up by the Windows Nazis.

the girl in the red hat said...

You mock. I am devastated that you make light of my anguish.

caedmonstia said...

That is a good lesson for all of us (especially after reading about the "lap-top slayer"). My little friendly "lippy-loppy" (as it is called by my friends who can't remember the proper brazilian word, which is lappy-toppy) makes funny sounds from time to time. Since I have almost everything I need for my exstence on this planet on my lippy-loppy, I should try backing up more often.