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Happy talk like a pirate day to one and all.

(I might've linked that fan-produced video before but the production value is so amazing it's worth linking again)

[Brief update]
At the moment I have no computer. I am posting this from my phone by laboriously typing it on a keyboard the size of the stick of chewing gum, alternating with some hilarious attempts to use voice recognition. My computer is in the shop and the best I can probably hope for is data recovery; it's fairly toast. Since I am out of work and broke, this will make things ...interesting for a while. :-P

I usually post a list of TV show premieres I'm watching this premiere season, but the list I put together is on my currently inaccessible hard drive. If I can piece together a list (since my hard drive is very literally a large part of my memory these days, I've forgotten what most of the new shows that I'm planning to watch are) I may yet post a list of premiere dates and times. The first though is Doctor Who tonight! Sometime! \o/

It's going to be tricky for me to get online for a while and even trickier to do any writing until I can afford to replace the computer. I am steadfastly not thinking about the possibility the data can't be recovered. I do have backups, though they aren't 100% current and I can't access them except on a Mac I'd be recovering the backup files to. I'd estimate that in that is over a million words of fiction, fanfic and otherwise. I'm realizing during this lack of computer that I have a need to type things at a keyboard to get my thoughts together about anything at all. So there's another challenge along with looking for work that I'm trying to accomplish on my phone. Bleh.

Anyway, there's an update.

Hope you're all doing well and if your timbers are shivering that it is in a pleasant way. ;-)

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phoenix_rose_up From: phoenix_rose_up Date: September 19th, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know we've never met before IRL, but I've got a Mac and PC (and I'm in the greater Vancouver area!) so if you need a hand with some data recovery from a backup and to get things like resumes into formats you can access on PCs let me know. If this is something I can do to help, I'm happy to assist :-)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 19th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the offer. I'm on the Island though so it's a ferry trip to get there.

I'm really hoping they can do a straight copy of the data, though. As far as I could tell the hard drive should be okay, it's just the motherboard and such that's gone foom. They should be able to hook it up and extract the data, and once I have a straight non-backup copy I have a few options to access that on PCs. I'll keep your offer in mind though. :-)
phoenix_rose_up From: phoenix_rose_up Date: September 19th, 2015 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah bummer - not as close as I thought you might be!!

But yes if they can extract the data from the HDD then that's great!

But certainly keep the offer in mind! I'd love an excuse to get back to the island for non-work purposes!!!
aelfgyfu_mead From: aelfgyfu_mead Date: September 20th, 2015 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I had something like that once with a Mac, and they recovered virtually everything. I hope it goes as well for you!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 21st, 2015 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope so too. That hard drive is half my brain.
borgmama1of5 From: borgmama1of5 Date: September 19th, 2015 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch! I feel your pain and hope you can recover the most important stuff!!!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 21st, 2015 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope so to. That main hard drive is half my brain :-/
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: September 20th, 2015 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I know when I was computer-less the local library was a God-send. Hope you get it all worked out soon!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 21st, 2015 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
There's a great computer access program with the local library system and also a job search specific computer lab available, but getting the data off the drives and in a format the PCs in those labs can access is the big thing. :-/
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: September 21st, 2015 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
My laptop recently decided to melt (due, I have no doubt, to the hotness of Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull from 12 Monkeys), so I feel your pain. Lucky for me my brother is a computer genius and managed to get my data off my hard drive. I don't know what I would have done otherwise! I hope you get yours sorted quickly and without too much pain. (Me hearty.)

Edited at 2015-09-21 04:53 pm (UTC)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 22nd, 2015 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so used to dealing with technical issue myself and having a backup resource that having to get someone else see if they can fix it is driving me nuts. I still haven't gotten the drive info from them, and I keep getting a different person every time I call in who seems to have no idea who is doing what when and keeps asking questions I already answered with actually hand written notes etc when I brought them in. I am finding this experience frustrating. :-P
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