August 25, 2009

Heartbroken

The laptop that has seen me through almost two years of late-night blogging conked out two weeks ago. I am no gadget freak, but I am close to heartbroken. You see, I have this really, really bad habit of not backing up. Maybe it's faith of the wrong kind. I always seem to think that technology will take care of itself, and so my techie friends' advice to regularly back up my files always goes unheeded.

Which means I am not sure if my precious files will ever be recovered. Or if the digital albums I have painstakingly organized will survive the crash. I don't even want to think about the music files. And Tumblebugs. And the ongoing Super Text Twist, which has surpassed the five-million mark.

Oh well, there's no use tearing my hair out. It's frizzy enough as it is, he he. I can only hope that some other gizmo and some other geek will navigate through the unintelligible (to me) tech talk and mine into the dead laptop's memory. The hardware I can live without. I don't even care if they pronounce it totally dead and cart it off to the nearest junkshop. But please, oh please, give me back my memory.

16 comments:

Droomvla said...
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Abaniko said...

This happened to me before and losing ALL my pictures taken in various places especially in the US (11 states) was horrible. But here's hoping you'd still recover yours. Otherwise, just rely on the memories stored in your mind. ;-)

Kayni said...

Oh no, I hope you can still recover your files back. I'm the same. I really should start backing up my files. I think my iBook for five years is giving me hints that it's going to die soon.

cherie said...

kunta maayos pa ninda. basi pan-o lain ka na pirmi nagsusurat? kuwaa na an Cupcake button sa site ko, menchie! "your blog is as deerd to me as cupcakes!"

Deo said...

I am a gadget addict and I usually make sure to back up my important staff...

Rudy said...

Hope your lappie gets fixed. Next time, bili ka ng USB flash memory, it makes backing up files easy... and painless, hehe.

buday said...

Aysus, don't tell me the pictures of the little girl are (were?) there. Ngawek!

Anna said...

marissa! kadali ko baga mag delete kay nakita ko sa durho san comment na di na ipublish ha ha ha

Anna said...

you're right abaniko, i guess i'll just have to rely on the memories stored in my mind. i just have to remind myself to take memory boosters he he he

Anna said...

hi kayni! the lappie has been giving me hints that it's going to die one of these days. i just didn't pay attention. my bad!

Anna said...

thanks, cherie. the little girl keeps me literally on my toes and when i'm on the computer naki agaw man kaya bihira na ako makasurat ha ha ha

Anna said...

thanks for dropping by deo. i should train myself to be a gadget freak he he he

Anna said...

hi rudy! yun nga e, i have a collection of usbs, tamad lang talaga ako mag backup. lesson learned, he he he

Anna said...

buday! adto talaga kaya major nyawek!!!

buday said...

Acheche! Well, at least some of the pics are already online and I have some here with me. Maryolopes.

Annamanila said...

Try to ask the experts. See, some geek at the office was able to save my hard disk when it was supposed to have crashed.

I lost my youngest daughter's college graduation pictures in one such crash, one that was final and heartbreaking. The only pictures rescued were a couple that I emailed to relatives. :(