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Saturday, October 01, 2005
 

On This Week's Updates...

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You might have noticed I was off to a good start this week, and then... nothing.

The worst thing ever happened on Wednesday morning: catastrophic HD crash. Gone in the blink of an eye were 18,400+ songs, 5000+ album art images, plus pretty much everything else I ever accumulated in the last couple of years (emails, folders from work, games and applications, the whole enchilada).

Awrggh!

The good news is, my computer is alive again; I've spent the last two days re-installing software, and reloading music and album art files. (I've so far replaced about 4,300 songs out of the 18,400; 14,100 to go...). This time, they're going on a dedicated backup HD, so this won't happen again.

This weekend, I'll be resuming posting at Freeway Jam. As promised in the last playlist artice, the focus this month will skew towards "newer" music than last month: 80's-90's-00's; look for our regular updates tonight and tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and support; now might be a good time to catch up on some older posts (like old songs, they still work).

Apologies for the delay, but, well...
 
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Ouch! That's enough to make a grown man cry. I hope you get all your songs back.
 
Thanks, Russ.

*sniff* It'll be okay...

Actually, the whole thing was a pain in the butt, but I can't really complain. When I think of people who have lost everything in their lives in a single hurricane or fire or other disaster, I can only count my blessings.

But it sure has added to my chores. At least it gives me the chance to organize things on my computer (I meant to do that before...). Some of the tunes I lost will be a bitch to replace; out-of-print stuff and the like, but hunting them down again is a hobby I've always enjoyed in the past.

And while reloading tunes, I've discovered a bunch I hadn't yet heard before that ultimately will inspire some new articles (and new type of articles) here and at Blogcritics.

So: having a mellow Saturday by the computer, loading files and listening to tunes. Life could be worse...

:-)
 
As if this wasn't enough, some prick spam-bombed this blog last night with 29 pieces of spam-replies.

It's going to take me an hour just to delete all this crap.
 
I couldnt bear it if that happened to me, think i would give up. Hope its all back up and working, have a good weekend
 
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