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july has not been kind to the tech

"So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. " - Ex 9:24 [KJV]

I got up this morning to a clicky noise in my computer room. Clicky noises are never good. Server was still up, so was my pc - so maybe it was a fan clicky, which are bad, but not horrible.

A little poking around - no fans, hard drive, server, bad.

Open server - MP3's.


I have some backed up. I have about 18 gig on my hand held (which also broke earlier this month, along with my xbox). I have a couple cd's, and even a directory stashed away. I have a whole gob of about 2000 unsorted mp3's.

I have no solid backup of the main store - 188 gig - 16399 mp3s - buhbye.

Everything, My Waits b-sides, my rare and obscure finds, by live comedy bootlegs, my orchestral recordings from the turn of the last century, the small collection of duped recorded Itallian castratii operettas, my techno covers, my jazz covers, my collection of russian folk music...


Why? Because I have been procrastinating for months on a decent backup system. I kept pushing the envelope to try and save 20$ where, 50$ there. Now I have to waste money on this shit when I don't have it to waste.

I feel like I lost a big chunk of my soul. For being frugal. I hate it.

Gonna send the drive back and start rebuilding. This time, it will be more structured, more plotted. However, it will also take longer, and be less connective.

At least I have a file list to work from - that is the ONLY reason I am not sobbing - I can rebuild from my library index, eventually.

Sadness is the predominant mood for today.

Hope everyone else's hump day is better.


( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
omg i'm so sorry man, that blows.

and just when i was going to log in and check it out, too!
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
maybe it is YOUR FAULT!
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
Re: dammit
but i didn't even try to log into your server.
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
so you _say_
but that would be the perfect cover, now wouldn't it?
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)
Re: so you _say_
i guess you're right, but i'm not lying. i was making out with pud all night and didn't get into the office until a half-hour ago. and of course the first thing i did aside from loading up sourcesafe was log into livejournal, to find your tale of woe.

are you being serious, bernie? you are scaring me into thinking that you're really mad at me but i didn't do anything. :(
Jul. 14th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
i replied to this right after i got it earlier, but the comment didn't take.
no way i am mad at you - hope you haven't thought i was all day!
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
WTF is in the air with te ch? i DO NOT LIKE IT!

-my server at work has crashed twice in teh past week or so
-our g4 powerbook's lid/screen broke/detached from the cpu, basically ruining our newly out of warranty laptop...
-the keyboard on my pc laptop died completely, conveinently at teh same time as its external keyboard jack... and usb imput, this rendering it useless

teh suck!

i had a similar mp3 situation earlier this year. whenever we go to put on a song we cant find in the library, we frown and say "ahh, another casualty of the great mp3 loss of 2004".


you have my empathy completely. some people may say "oh its only data!" but thats the whole point... tons of painstakingly aquired, taste-tailored data... damn. im so sorry.
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
sorry for your crap too man - at least it isin't only me though! maybe it is the high humidity+evil july spirits whelming form the incoming RNC.
Jul. 14th, 2004 07:07 am (UTC)
Re: ugh
probably! maybe the amazing tax-break the repubs threw my way will pay the 600$ to fix the laptop (har har).

has it been mercury retrograde lately? some ppl blame that.

methinks its the humidity, though. i still cant find a powersupply for my hotrod pc, which i fried a year ago while modding a fan after a humidity-induced burnout. damn! :/

as much as we depend on tech, you think someone would build a much mroe stable system ;)
Jul. 14th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
i hear Cyberdyne Systems is working on it though =)
Jul. 14th, 2004 07:57 am (UTC)
Re: yeah
ahh! think you could pick me up a couple of those when you get a chance? ;)
Jul. 14th, 2004 08:06 am (UTC)
I will as soon as the company IPO's. It was supposed to go Aug 29th, 1997, but they foresaw the .com bubble pop, so they have been hanging in the eaves waiting a final inking on a millitary contract before going public.
Jul. 14th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
hey man....you know i feel your pain....also....you know you can run through my MP3 listings whenever you want....over 4000 strong
Jul. 14th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
thanks man
i will prolly do jsut that, once i get my usb hd
Jul. 14th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
Oh man, that sucks!! Sorry to hear that! I lost a ton of stuff when my hard drive crashed a few weeks ago, so I kinda know how you feel. Hope your day goes better man!
Jul. 14th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
gonna be a long road to recovery ::snicker:: that is so geeky
Jul. 14th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
Sweet jeebus man, my field of vision just blurred there for a second and I think my heart stopped beating for a few seconds. I am so so so sorry for you dude...I will cook you up a big steak next time we hang. If you want, joe just bought a couple USB harddrives to backup our 60 gigs or so of mp3s, you can borrow if you'd like. man, i feel terrible for you....it wasn't my downloading of nav last night that did it, was it? *cringe*
Jul. 14th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC)
jsut fate i think - i am gonna rebuild, and thanks for the offer - i think you and g will be able to poulate a lot of my core files, along with my mp3 player - it is just all the obscure shit i have had to trade for or hunt for over time that is really gonna hurt, y'know?

it def had nothing to do with your d/l - that is a seperate partitiona nd drive. it was probably jsut time for the machine to kick.

on the upside, i now have a 250gig usb2/fw external drive en route to me, for less than 1$ a gig - shoulda just bit hte bullet months ago. I gotta yank the drive tonight and find out iff it is still warantee, to see if i can get it replaced.
Jul. 14th, 2004 08:38 am (UTC)
yeah bill you can supply the P-jam music...and i wills upply the music Bernie crip walks to....all will be back to normal
Jul. 14th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
most of my crip-walkin tunes are on my RIO - thank god!
Jul. 14th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC)
DO you have firewire? I've got about 26 gigs you can have if you want it. all sorts of stuff, but no real waits. I will have Waits as soon as I get the puter (assuming I do) and can get over to my friend's house and rip it from her hub's collection.
Jul. 14th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)
i have a firewire card, i jsut gotta get it installed, which i will do tonight - perhaps a meetup is in order lol =)
Jul. 14th, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re: yummo
I agree. sometime soon. where do you live?
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