i will admit it's been awhile. I got busy writing [tgs], and then my computer crashed and I've spent the last three days fighting to get it working. Thanks to the Genius at the Pacific Centre Mall's Apple Store I figured out my plan of attack, but it's likely that I won't be able to save most of the files that I had been transfering from one computer to another for slightly over a decade. Though most of it was no big loss, I don't really need a saved game for each of the last three Sim City games, some of it was worth keeping.
Thankfully I'd actually backed up all my photos a few weeks ago onto DVDs. The last six months or so of photos that I hadn't backed up are mostly on my Flickr account [fkr] so that is not a major problem. Sadly I've lost a great deal of writing, and while most of it was just scraps and fragments it's still gone. Most of it I have backups in the real world, with the eVent! articles and a lot of the Phoenix stuff in boxes in storage. Some of it though is just gone. All of which makes me wish I'd have been more diligent keeping my writing archive site up-to-date [teotw].
It is though a clean slate, a chance to start again. My Macbook is running considerably faster with it's freshly erased and near empty hard drive than it was with a nearly full drive with programs and files migrated through three other Apple laptops (an iBook and two Powerbooks).
My only worry is whether I'll be able to reinstall Adobe CS2. I've got the actual purchased discs, but for some reason the registration code didn't work last time I tried to install it.
Now though I should be back to blogging on a more regular basis. Well, hopefully.