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edgeways 2:19am, 13 November 2007
Kenji wanted to meet face to face to ask some question, regarding getting ready for the show next month, especially on bio/artist statement writing (I think).

If anyone wants to pop by and pick up their stuff, and get in on the question session it'll be around 6pm at the BU.

Let me know here if you are coming so I know who's photos to bring.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
i don't work and i'll be done w/ school by then

so i should be there
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Yeah, I actually most likely probably could possibly maybe show up.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
haha
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I will not be there but plan on going to Starfire Lounge on Thursday night...
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I'll be there.
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Oh, and my laptop with my photos died. No, nothing is backed up because I'm smart like that. I am a wee bit stressed.
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Karl W. 11 years ago
they're probably still recoverable
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I'm sure they are, I just don't know how to do it. I can't even get it to turn on right now. I had it up for about 15 minutes last night but then it quit again.

Any recs on who the best person to take it to try to have the documents recovered would be?
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Karl W. 11 years ago
Not the geek squad or downtown computer, or computer renissances in my opinion
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Sweetlake 11 years ago
how about bill (duluthmtnbiker)?
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I'm not going to make it after all. Scott (my husband) and said the roads are getting bad in Duluth, so I think I'm going to just stay home.

See you all soon!
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duluthiscool Posted 11 years ago. Edited by duluthiscool (admin) 11 years ago
i can help you recover your lost data. or at least... give it the good old college try. if you still need help, send me a flickr mail... yes. i am trained in this sort of procedure. no. it is not fun to watch... it is sort of like making sausage... you would rather not know how the process is done... but still want the results...
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duluthiscool 11 years ago
and another thing... if it is truly dead... STOP trying to turn it on... STOP RIGHT NOW...

the more that you dork with it... the greater the chance of ruining the recoverability...
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Thanks Rich! I appreciate the offer of help. It is actually working and the hard drive is fine. Turns that that what happened was the power cord went bad and it fried the battery. I kind of suspected that this is what happened because on Monday I had the cord plugged into the computer and all of the sudden I heard a "pop" and then the computer screen went black and it wouldn't reboot. I was worried though that it had fried more than just the battery, so I was freaking out a tad. I realize now that the cord being bad was also keeping the wireless card from working in the last couple of weeks because it wasn't putting enough juice into the system, among other problems.

Anyway, so yeah I knew that the power cord was going, but I didn't realize that it was that bad and had been planning on just buying a new power cord soon. I borrowed a power cord from a friend last night and everything booted up fine. Thankfully the power surge or whatever the cord did to the battery doesn't appear to have affected the HD.

And.......now I ordered a new computer for no reason. Oh well. It was something that I was going to need to do soon anyway because I needed some things upgraded in order to run some programs that I want to put on it.
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Morale of the story? Buy an external harddrive to back your photos up for that warm fuzzy feeling during times like these. You can get 250-500 gigabyte drives for around $100.

I am glad you were able to get it working and your photos are still there. What a releif that must have been.
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Yeah, I've already gotten the external hard drive lecture from about 6 other friends. ;-)
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LOL
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duluthiscool 11 years ago
not to lecture... but only to suggest...

if you are going to rely on live re-writeable media (hard drive) for your backup purposes... purchase two. develop a routine that you follow. consider one the gold master. never ever edit it from it. just dump upon it.

of course... the total purists recommend that before you do anything with your images, including *importing* them into your photo catalog software, that you take the flash card out, and immediately burn a dvd/cd of it before *any* changes are made. then import as usual. then backup in duplicate or more to your external drives.

of course, i know. you know.
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I backup to a holographic drive. lol
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edgeways 11 years ago
I have Buddhists monks reincorporate it into terribily intricate sand mandalas then commit it to memory before wiping away the sand. They then migrate to a secret cave known only to 14.2 individuals (and three snow leopards) whereupon they chisel it into the very foundation of the earth. Upon these works future generations will someday marvel, wrapped in a cloud of mystery and confusion, and wonder "they made cats HOW big?"
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Huh. I thought I was the only one who knew how to do that.
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