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Bleah.

Home computer's hard-drive: deadity-dead-dead-dead.

Backup: mostly complete, except for music library (the horror). They may be able to recover that data. They may not.

Weekend: sucky.

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nangi_akki
Aug. 15th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
sorry about the suckage. hope the tunes are salvageable but if you need help replacing some of them you should put up a list. my husband has an online music library of stunningly large and varied proportions (i read fanfiction, he collects obscure music)
eregyrn
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, I may resort to that. Things are looking grim for the option of them recovering any data from the thing. However, I may be able to get a hack that would allow me to just recover the files from my iPod, which would be ideal. *crosses fingers*
chelidon
Aug. 15th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
Oh, bleah. My sympathies... If you need to rebuild yer collection, you're welcome to paw through my collection and I can burn you some CDs or a DVD. 30 Gigs and counting, and a whole lot of Celtic, and other trad. stuff (middle-eastern, central asian, etc)

eregyrn
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:29 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon. That's the scary thing about 5 years' worth of music collection -- I picked up music from *so* many different sources!

Right now things look grim, for them recovering any data from it. I'm exploring hacks that would allow me to retrieve the music files from my iPod, though. That'd be great, if it would work.
barkley
Aug. 15th, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)
Ack, computer woes are sucky!
eregyrn
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:30 am (UTC)
Man, they totally are. What I especially hate is that this is a 2-year-old machine that in another year I'd probably be dumping for a new one, as some things I want to do already run too slowly on it, and I'd like more memory and a faster processor and all. But no. I have to pay $300 just to return to the status quo. I hate that. :(
suzvoy
Aug. 15th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
*clings*
eregyrn
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:30 am (UTC)
Let me be a lesson to everyone! Back up, early and often! Meh.
wadjet_theperv
Aug. 15th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
Much sympathies :o( I hope they recover the music too. It was so much easier when everything was on vinyl *sigh*
eregyrn
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
It doesn't look like they will be able to, but there are other avenues I'm exploring.

Granted, it was easier when things were on vinyl. But when things were on vinyl, I didn't have the option of having my entire music collection at my fingertips for a long car ride. *That* is what I'm talkin' about. I could drive across country and never have to listen to the same song twice, if I didn't want to.
raqs
Aug. 15th, 2005 10:44 am (UTC)
i'm very sorry that your crap-ass friend raqs kept forgetting her cell phone in odd places so that she couldn't answer when you needed to vent.

that raqs, she's a waste of protoplasm. look at all those unanswered calls. *cries*
eregyrn
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
I tell you again: CELLPHONES ARE, LIKE, *PORTABLE*.

Honest to god, my cellphone is glued to my hip. Granted, partly because its ring is so soft that I know I wouldn't hear it from another room. But even if I would not actually *answer* it in the bathroom -- it's there.
okojosan
Aug. 15th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear that. :( It sucks to lose so much information you've managed to collect through the years.
eregyrn
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
Yeah. The probability is that I can reconstruct it. A vast job, but over time, do-able. I have access to the playlists, on my iPod. (I may be able to hack the music files back off the iPod, too *crosses fingers*). But it's a pain in the ass.
jenlev
Aug. 15th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
oh frell. sorry to hear that. sending you good thoughts and hugs. and also offering if you'd like to access any of my cds.
eregyrn
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) I'll put the call out if I need to scavange folks for songs. Right now I'm investigating hacks that would let me pull the files off my iPod. Here's hoping!
jenlev
Aug. 16th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
good luck with that. meep. :::gentle hugs::: i don't have a huge collection, but i do have some variety. and of course...plenty of grateful dead. ;)

ps. and some fred astaire. *g*
tafkarfanfic
Aug. 15th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, gods! You poor, poor thing. We lost DJ's hard drive a few weeks ago.
eregyrn
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
Somehow, I bet that DJ's computer was better backed-up than mine was. Oh, I know the extent to which some of my plight is my own damn fault, at the moment.

I'm more genuinely irked by having to spend a not-insignificant chunk of money just to get myself back to the status-quo of a machine that was become rapidly outdated anyway. *grump*
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