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03 July 2008 @ 12:54 pm

I just had one of those “Oh god, I’ve lost it all,” moments, when my writing computer sort of took a breath on start-up, and quietly shut down again.

It booted properly the second time–and, in fact, I’d have lost maybe two chapters of work at most anyway–but you can bet your sweet tush that I have made a backup of Nook and stored it in two, soon to be three, different locations. *heart palpitations*

Ted got up at 8. I thought I’d rolled over and he’d come back upstairs to take a shower, but it turned out an hour had passed between those two things happening. I didn’t get up until nearly 10, which is extremely unlike me these days, and which has sort of thrown me off. Dragged myself to write, and it became clear that the setup for my office wasn’t going to work; I was just getting too much brightness from outside, and couldn’t counter it with the lamps, so I was getting, if not headaches, at least consistent grumpies from the light differential. So I rearranged, after which came the computer scare. I clearly need to go have lunch and … I don’t know. That sentence should end with “write”, but right now I think just managing food will be an accomplishment.

Yoga class tonight. I think it’ll be good for me.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Pamelajeditigger on July 3rd, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Lunch, walk perhaps?

I hate computer heart failures. I am a compulsive hard drive backer upper now, and glad to see that you, too, are backing up your work. :P Which reminds me to back up my stuff on my Mac.

And I love the idea of writing outside on a laptop and all, but as nice as is the concept of sunlight and writing...glare sucks. Hard-core.
kitmizkit on July 3rd, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, I do back stuff up, just not as often as I should. Last one I did was in January. Oop. Well, at least nothing was lost. :)
Pamelajeditigger on July 3rd, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, now I'm all queasy about when I last backed up. HUM. Something to do this weekend.
16:9 1.78:1 OARsixteenbynine on July 3rd, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
I've been using Mozy for backups -- it runs in the background and stores up to 2GB for free. It's already saved my bacon a couple of times. I can't recommend it highly enough.
kitmizkit on July 3rd, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
My writing computer's not online, so Mozy's not a viable option for that computer. I oughta look into it for my other desktop, though. Thanks!