On Tuesday, 6 February at approximately 2pm the fans on my Apple Mac failed, 9-10 minutes later the hard drives cooked, essentially turning a very expensive computer into an incredibly expensive cheese grater.
As well as work-work, about 100 Jack's Pike strips were lost, nearly all the Fluff Chuckers and an (as yet) unnamed comic strip was completely lost… And as I write this I've just remembered all my photos were on that computer… Bugger!
This post has nothing to do with fishing, but as bloggers and writers, a word of caution… BACK STUFF UP!
Ah mate that's crap. Like a repeat of my recent Mac nighmares. Running off an external drive now — bloody iMacs require special tools to open! At least with the G5 you can easily stuff a new drive in and repair the fans too. Sorry about the losses though, I know exactly how bad that is. I managed to retrieve some data whilst the hard drive slowly limped into its grave, but only the essentials. Horrible feeling when you just know work has gone foreverReplyDelete
Not so bothered about work, extensive notes so all can be done again, boring but do-able. Gutted about the photos though, nature, holidays, parties etc...Delete
What a bummer Brian. Is it all definetly lost or is there any chance of recovery you think?ReplyDelete
Engineer thinks it's f*ct, it's over at the data recovery specialists now, I'll get the full report next week. Fingers crossed.Delete
Sorry to hear Brian.ReplyDelete
Thank God for blogging, at least my fish photos are safely on here!Delete
sorry to hear about all that work going to waste mate, if its any help mate i use www.photobucket.com where i upload all my pictures too before putting them on my blog, you can private albums on there as well, and seen as you seem to like apple im guessing you might have a iphone, photobucket have an app where you can upload all your pictures form there to it in seconds.
hope it helps a bit mate
a fellow blogger
Cheers Danny, looked at photo bucket but never signed up, wish I had now. All of my commericial work gets backed-up off sight once a month. Didn't think to do it with my personal stuff. Will next time!Delete
Blaming the iPhone!
At least those memories are forever in your heart!ReplyDelete