03 January 2013

I Need a Vacation

Actual photo

I've spent a couple of hours on the phone today with tech support gurus logged remotely into my PC.

All part of the unsurprisingly arduous process of rebuilding my hard drive. Some files, alas, are gone forever. Turns out my back-up of the whole PC ... wasn't/didn't/isn't. Spent hours doing that all over again, yesterday.

This is all after hours of rebuilding and recovering files, restoring lost links and shortcuts, and in some cases creating new files from scratch. The half-dozen items which were saved to the desktop disappeared and are just ... gone.

This is looking like a good alternative right now:

A really, really good idea!


8 comments:

armedlaughing said...

I completely understand.
And if I weren't poor and unable to afford travel (and abhorrent of things humid) I'd be there with you.

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw, we're Alaskans and don't do humidity. If Hawaii were humid, I'd never have gone back. The ocean breeze keeps it bearable. In the (ahem) "winter", it's 82 every day, with cooling breezes & lots of shade.

Matt said...

If nothing else, that tropical photo you posted will make a nice desktop background once you get up and running.... heh.

Rev. Paul said...

Matt, that's true. I took it the first day of our first visit to Hawaii ... and I can stare at it for quite awhile. :^)

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Oh I so feel for you my friend. I've been there and it's no fun trying to rebuild/recover.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Sandy. It helps to commiserate. :)

ProudHillbilly said...

Which reminds me - where's that external hard drive back up to?

Rev. Paul said...

PH, better find out quickly. Mine wasn't as well backed-up as I thought.