Woe is Kate

I am out of the woods and back in Buffalo! Hooray!

That is the extent of the good news.

The bad news is that my computer has experiencd some sort of full hard drive melt down. Now, ordinary, responsible adults back up their hard drives, but not me. No, siree, I live on the edge. Because of my careless disregard for “backing-up”, I have lost every single piece of data on my computer. All pictures taken since I purchased my computer? Gone. The donut hole movies? Gone. My hilarious journal? Gone. The love poetry to Chris Drury? Gone. (I’m just kidding about that one. I never actually commited those poems to a physical document.)

Oh For Fun! will stand as singular proof of my existance from October 2006 until now.

I will not have a comuter for a few days. (I am writing this post in an Apple Computer Store.) Physically, I am out of the woods, but digitally, I’ve never been father away. Please, let this be a lesson to you. Back up your hard drive. Do it often. I am lucky as I have no pictures of growing children, or half finished novels on my now defunct computer. This would be truly devestating if I had more on my computer than photoshopped pictures of flying cats, and dancing donut-holes.

People of Oh For Fun, learn from me. My data has died, so that your data may live.


5 Responses to “Woe is Kate”

  1. 1 the_baconater August 7, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    oh, kate! even “i’d hit it” has no comforting meaning at a time like this. at least we didn’t take those pics of you emailing in the deep woods or walk-in. THOSE would have been too sad to lose. i’m so sorry. have fun with the Apple dude.

  2. 2 Cousin Mary August 7, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    What a bummer! I’m going to back up some stuff tomorrow so that your data will not have died in vain. Onward, Kate! You will live to post again! (Trumpets flare…)

    Oh, but, Sid is gone! Aaahhh, rats! Will he come back?

  3. 3 daniel Sweeley August 8, 2007 at 2:07 am

    Welcome back Kate. I have one (or two words??) for you……


  4. 4 Mark B August 8, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Kate – Heather pointed me here. Very nice blog.

    We can relate to your computer crash. That happened a few years back to us, luckily we had saved some of our important docs to disk.

    PC’s can be the greatest tool and yet the most evil instrument sometimes.

  5. 5 Kathleen August 11, 2007 at 1:06 am

    I feel so bad for you!

    I am trying to learn something from your computer crash — on Wednesday I backed up my hard drive. (I downloaded my entire photo library onto my iPod.)

    Did the Apple store folks have any magic data recovery tricks?

    Hallmark should make sympathy cards to send people who have had such a loss. I would send you one.

    At least I can visit Sid on YouTube.

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