Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Update On My Data Loss

Well, I have some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is the 5200 words from the story I was writing is gone. Well, I could spend hundreds of dollars on a retrieval service, but there is no guarantee that they'll get anything. And it's only 5200 words. It's not my whole hard drive. Everything else was backed up on my main machine.

The good news is I have a great father. He took pity on me, well, actually he had been planning it since the screen on the laptop was messed up anyway, but we went to the Apple store and got a new MacBook! :-) It's an early Christmas present.

A brand new machine with a screen that works! Woot! So, I really can't complain about the data loss from the old box.

I've already started to rewrite the story that I lost. I'm just glad that I didn't lose more of the story. Thanks to all who gave suggestions. I appreciate the help. Again I recommend backing up your data frequently. You never know when you'll need that backup.

Well, I'm off to resume writing my NaNo story. I still have 46356 words to go to win NaNoWriMo 2008!


BernardL said...

That's what Dads are for. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats on the new computer. That's always nice. Glad you have basically caught up with the writing again.

Virginia Lady said...

Yeah, I got a really good one, Bernard, and I make sure he knows I appreciate him on a regular basis.

Thanks Charles, I've been on a roll since I got the machine. I hope it continues.