Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tales of Loss

Slovenia recently suffered the loss of its beloved former president Janez Drnovšek, and Monday marked the memorial.

This is current President Danilo Turk delivering a eulogy

I, too, have suffered a loss. Though, not one so great as a loss of life. My beloved 100GB hard drive (wherein lived my 50 gigs of music, movies, and irreplacable photos) died out the other day. I've spent the last few days mourning. Fortunately in my case, there is a €2000 opportunity to bring it back to life so I am keeping it cryogenically frozen for future resucitation.


pengovsky said...

There's a company in Trzin called M&M which repairs things like motherboards, disks and the rest of IT junk. If your disk just short-circuited (as opposed to breaking down mechanically) they can fix it and restore the data.

Alternatively there is some sort of IT voodoo you can perform by really freezing the disk, quickly reattaching it and copying all the data to a preinstalled new disk

Camille Acey said...

Thanks for the tips, Pengovsky! I actually heard about the freezing voodoo and have the machine on ice at the moment to give it a try. If that doesn't work I am looking up M&M pronto!

Lisa said...

That's awful! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.