August 21st, 2009

Original Doubtful Guest Soup

if you're not an ini, you're an outi

In the process of trying to make the company's backup process suck data off my laptop and put it somewhere safe,. the notes.ini file that holds all the configuration data for Notes got zapped to a zero-length file.    It's like having someone park so close to your car that you can't get the  door open.  everything's THERE, you just can't get to it.

Spun my wheels for two hours until someone else came in to work.  She mailed her ini file to my outside mail account, and once I had something to work with, I was able to get Notes back without losing eight years of saved data.

I never did get the backup software to work. it was hanging on a half-hour to copy an 800k .jpg file, and confidently told me it would be five days until my backup was complete.  I just hope notes.ini was the ONLY file that got zapped.
So, be sure to back up your data, folks.  To a stack of CDs that you can keep in your desk.
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My Life according to Connections

And the Old Wolf infects me again.

How to do this meme: Using only EPISODE names from ONE TV SHOW, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat an episode title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Repost as 'My life according to (show name)

Describe yourself: One Word

How do you feel: Life is No Picnic

Describe where you currently live: A Special Place

If you could go anywhere where would you go?: Sentimental Journeys

Your favorite form of transportation: Thunder in the Skies

Your best friend is: New Harmony

What’s the weather like: Better Than the Real Thing

Favorite time of day: Death in the Morning

If your life was a TV show, it would be called: Elementary Stuff

What is life to you: Yesterday, Tomorrow and You

Your fear: The Trigger Effect

What is the best advice you have to give: Flexible Response

Thought for the Day: Hot Pickle

How I would like to die: Fire from the Sky

My soul’s present condition: Invisible Object