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the last known photo of my data....

Shortly after ths photo was taken, I was unpacking in the other room and Gnarls Barkley stopped singing to me. I went in and looked at the laptop which was in "spinning beach ball" mode. When I rebooted, I got the questionmark folder. Not good. Drive is dead. Spins up but isn't seen by my machine or Linux machines. I have backups but they're a few months old.


I had a friend lend me a spare 120GB hard drive [yay friends] and spent most of yesterday installing it, restoring from backups and getting my various pieces of data from where a lot of it is web archived. I'm missing mostly chat transcripts, my swim calendar and the last few months of B Reel photos (the ones not on Flickr). I still have the hard drive if anyone fancies themselves a data restorer, but it's not worth $700 for a few hundred photos I don't think.

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Taken on August 4, 2008