"Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it." ~Alice Walker
Okay, I think I’ve recovered sufficiently since Monday afternoon to be able to discuss this with you now.
It seems that my computer has died a sad, slow, terrible death.
As have all my iTunes and my digital photos from the last year and a half.
Hard drive: Dead.
GRIEVE with me, people!!!
My Geek says he can build me a new tower. I say, I can probably buy a new machine for what he’s asking to rebuild my old one. The Loser that I am, never backed up my hard drive…my friends Bill and Jim are cringing right now–many others of you are as well–but probably because YOU haven’t backed your stuff up either and the thought of it strikes FEAR into your hearts! My Geek also said that perhaps a power surge is the culprit. (We did have some bad storms last week) Yes, I did have my ‘puter on a surge protector, but my Geek says that a surge protector alone doesn’t necessarily do the trick. Yes, Bill, it was the dreaded KERNEL_STACK_whatever_you_said message. I just want to bang my head against the wall for not having backed up my stuff. And then cry because of the stuff that is gone. Rest assured it will not happen to me again…at least the "losing all my stuff on the hard drive" anyway.
It’s really strange though. It’s like someone has actually died. I have walked around in a fog for the last two days. It’s been really depressing. I’ve been trying to decide if I should tell my Geek to rebuild it or just give me back my dead tower. I don’t know. Haven’t decided. Either way, I’m getting my dead hard drive back and I’m going to let my brother see if he can retrieve anything off it. My Geek says he has tried several avenues of retrieval, but to no avail.
So, that’s the latest on that front. My advice for ALL OF YOU today…Get yourself a thumb drive or an external hard drive TODAY and back your crap up. Do it. Don’t delay. Don’t let this happen to you. UGH.
On a brighter note, the library is my new hangout. One can do some serious people watching here. There are some sights to see, let me tell you.
Thanks in advance for your condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Joell’s new computer fund.
Love to all my people.