And other times it REALLY sucks

It never rains but it pours.

Let’s add an “Issue #3″ to the two issues in my previous post, shall we? Last week, while I was trying to upload some updates to the site that I’d been working on for well over a week, the hard drive on my iMac became corrupted (couldn’t even read it after booting up from a CD). So, I had to reformat the hard drive and try reinstalling the OS. Unfortunately, I’m also having troubles with the OS CD so I couldn’t get the OS reinstalled until yesterday. The crux of the matter, though, is that almost all the updates that I had in the works are now gone. Poof, gone like a puff of smoke. I’m able to recover the files back to November but, other than the pages that got uploaded before the corruption occurred, that means I’ve lost almost 4 months of work.

I know. I hear you saying “But Kitty, surely you are smart enough to back up your work as you go, aren’t you?” and under ordinary circumstances that would be true. Unfortunately, I used the very last of my severance pay money to buy this iMac, leaving nothing left over for frills like CD writers or external hard drives. And iMacs don’t come with floppy drives. So, the only backups I have are those items I managed to upload (using a really bad dial up connection) to my Web servers. I’ve recovered much of my source files (and everything currently visible on the sites) but not everything I’d been working on.

So, colour me a somewhat unhappy shade of bondi blue, though right now I’m just happy to have my computer back (I was able to do some work on my Thinkpad but it wasn’t the same). I’m slowly starting to the redo the stuff that is gone but it’s going to take me awhile to replace the stuff that I’d been working on.

Dare I ask for your continued patience?

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