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22 September 2009 @ 10:06 pm
Good news, bad news ...  
Good: It's raining, and Pomegranate, one of the fics I beta-ed for Career's Fest is up and splendid.

Bad: My laptop died for no reason while I slept last night. I am typing this on J's spare computer, which is horrible and which just ate the longer version of this post. Of course I have not backed up in ages, what a silly question! And of course I had my two most recent stories on the desktop, where they are least helpful. THIS IS DESPITE ME RECENTLY DREAMING MY COMPUTER WAS KIDNAPPED AND I CRIED BECAUSE I HAD NOT BACKED UP OR EMAILED MY STORIES TO MY GMAIL ACCOUNT!

NB, this does not for a moment mean that I have secret psychic powers, it means that my subconscious yells at me for being a slack bastard and reminds me that I will regret such slackness hugely, and yet MY CONSCIOUS MIND STILL PROCRASTINATES.

Yes, I am yelling at myself. And now I am going to read a book, print out someone else's fic to beta, and row a few miles on the rowing machine while watching a DVD of French canals. Tomorrow I will call the lovely Apple people and beg them to fix it quickly, regardless of how much money I need to throw at them.
 
 
 
Bubba: Ohmabsynthedrinker on September 22nd, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Apple people rock so you should be OK. French canals sound lovely for some reason this morning. I hope you and the hubby are well.

Peace,
Bubba
LadyDark1 ~ A  Harry and Draco Slash Addict.Periodldydark1 on September 22nd, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
I am sorry to hear about your computer and hope you get it
fixed soon. I hate computer issues. I called my computer
guy, Tim, and he is going to check my computer hard drive
out this week. Must be computer week.
It's that Bucket woman!curia_regis on September 22nd, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
:( I'm sorry about the computer issues. Hopefully the Apple people will be able to fix it and you won't lose anything!
rosathome on September 22nd, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
mozy.com

Free, automatic backups. Easy and reliable. I've used them for years and been so happy with their service.
dylansbuzz: escope and beardylansbuzz on September 22nd, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
my subconscious yells at me for being a slack bastard and reminds me that I will regret such slackness hugely, and yet MY CONSCIOUS MIND STILL PROCRASTINATES.

Can I just be glad for a moment that it's not just me? I feel my conscious and subconscious are in a constant war for dominance - no wonder I'm so tired.

I hope your laptop gets well soon! :P
Kareinakareina on September 22nd, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Good luck, may they manage to find all the data unharmed.
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on September 22nd, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Bummer, that. Hope the repair goes well and quickly.
Meredyth: Arthur Sadfacemeredyth_13 on September 22nd, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Well, Bugger!

*sends sympathy*
Kilian Ruadhms_kilian on September 23rd, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
and row a few miles on the rowing machine while watching a DVD of French canals
I love it! I hope you have a suitable French-provincial rowing outfit?
shadowclubshadowclub on September 23rd, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
:( Hopefully you can get it fixed!

That reminds me that I should back up my files.
girl; obsessed: bandom - smooch!complications_g on September 23rd, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Sorry about the laptop! I get so ridiculously upset when I have computer problems, it's scary how dependant I am on it.

I've been on such a HP kick the last few days though! It's great, I've been reading a bunch of cross-gen stuff with Malfoys and Potters, such fun. :D And I just read Pomegranate and it was so great! And I lol'd at Riverview cottage. River Cottage is such an awesome show.
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on September 23rd, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
Oh noes! Poor, poor laptop, cut down in its prime!
You should have seen the look on the Tall One's face when I told him you said I should buy a laptop with some of the baby bonus! Bwah-hah-hah!