Well, the computer is back up now
Thursday, April 24, 2008, 06:35 AM - Macintosh
So this would've taken 1 hour and a few mouseclicks if I had only stuck to using the Leopard disk. But it didn't boot up the first time I tried it so then I tried to copy the backup from the Time Machine disk to the Mac Pro internal hard disk using Tiger's Disk utility. It renamed it on the first pass (so they were both the same name and then REFORMATTED THE WRONG DISK!!!

The moral of the story is never use Tiger's disk utility on Time Machine disks.

So I've lost a year's worth of email and receipts. No backups. Sigh.

I've lost all my photo organization (I've spent $300 on disk recovery software and managed to actually find all 35,000 photos -- I think). But I've lost all sorting and filtering of them.

And I've lost about $500 worth of purchased software.

Grumble.




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Ooops!
Saturday, April 19, 2008, 02:40 PM - Academics, Macintosh, Website
My Macintosh hard disk died. I've spend the past few days working on trying to recreate it. Sigh. My backup didn't work. :(

I can still get email on my phone at some of my email addresses, but if I don't get back to you, try phoning instead.

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A Lazy Day
Saturday, October 15, 2005, 12:35 AM - School, Macintosh
It appears that we get a day off school because it is the middle of the semester today. Spent the whole day inside setting up new toys on loan from the commission for the Blind. In particular, an HP ScanJet 5590 Duplex auto-document fed scanner and an HP LaserJet 1320 Printer . Took the opportunity to clean up my main machine and reinstall system software. Everything works better and I mysteriously gained another 10 gigabytes of space on my hard disk. Guess I should do that more often!

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New Powerbook!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 10:17 PM - Russian, French, English, Math, Macintosh
As part of my expenses for "Education", the New Mexico Commission for the Blind has seen fit to buy me a brand new 12" Apple Powerbook laptop computer. I'm just setting it up tonight. (I had to get my homework done first). Now I can use it for looking at textbooks in class (it weighs 4.6 pounds) use it for typing in English or Russian as well as use it instead of a graphing calculator in math class. I'm a happy lion!

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Blog troubles already
Saturday, October 1, 2005, 12:43 AM - Macintosh, Website
Well, sorry this blog was down all day. I installed the free GPL'ed Simple PHP Blog software and got it up and running pretty fast. I was so confident that I did it again a few days later to add a blog for my Russian 101 class and then this one stopped working. So I've just reinstalled it. Still can't figure out what went wrong. I guess we'll see how long they both work. Sure looks nice, though, eh?

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