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« on: 12/04/2008 07:58:32 »
Due to pressure of work and hardly having any spare time recently, I've been a bit slack with backing up my PCs. It wasn't really a problem as I had all my development work on the Sony and copied to my external hard drive.

So grrrrrr at the Sony going wrong & dogs knocking the hard drive off the shelf on the same day. Neither of them work now.

I've lost all my development software (some of which I can't get any more as it's now premium and I got it free), my tutorials, all the php & Javascript snippets it's taken me about a year to collect, my recording software, video software, Adobe Photoshop (it came loaded on the PC), home videos, photos, and all of my work on the new version of Beaverland.  [:-'(]

Fortunately I've got all the paid website stuff I'm doing for other people as I've been backing that up.

Needless to say, I'm rather miffed!  [:(!]

Don't bother telling me Im a prat & should have made sure I backed everything up more regularly - I already know that.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 12/04/2008 09:25:07 »
Oh my... I am so sorry Doc! iKnow you have beten working so hard on everything... so very sorry and I really feel for you.....hugs!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/04/2008 09:29:06 »
Nobody is perfect  :D

Have a nice day anyway

ikoD
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/04/2008 15:24:57 »
Sorry Doc.  I hate it when that happens.



...........whatsa prat?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 12/04/2008 16:35:25 »
Prat = complete and total asshole  :(
 

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« Reply #5 on: 12/04/2008 18:39:59 »
Dear Sir Beaveré,

May I introduce data recovery services to you. I have used them myself and they are not that expensive. They can get data from a hard disk that has been beaten, burned and run over by a truck or any other mishap.

Here in town I can get it done for $60 an hour with an estimate for a 180 gig disk at 2 hours total - you supply the disk to which you copy.

I have used this to get the MP3's of the complete works of Bach off of a damaged hard drive. I had them in either FLAC or OGG format and stupidly spent time turning them into mp3's before the HDD died.

We all have our moments of "how the devil did I let myself do THAT!" and then castigating myself endlessly for doing this.

Cut it out. Be good to yourself and see if you can find this solution close to you.

Kindest regards,

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« Reply #6 on: 12/04/2008 18:42:56 »
It really sounds cool JimBob!  [8D]

So you could resuscitate the deadlet beaver?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 12/04/2008 18:55:24 »
http://www.dataclinic.co.uk/ - Manchester

http://www.disklabs.com/ - Tamworth ? - no idea where this is w.r.t. the Costwolds

Being in Mecian Park you can be sure they are true BRITISH

Unit 7 Mercian Park
Felspar Road
Amington Industrial Estate
Tamworth
Staffs

http://www.easyrecovery.co.uk/ - a bit pricey

others at http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=HDD+data+recovery&btnG=Google+Search&meta=cr%3DcountryUK%7CcountryGB
 

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« Reply #8 on: 12/04/2008 19:04:37 »
It really sounds cool JimBob!  [8D]

So you could resuscitate the deadlet beaver?

Most assuredly - there is life left in the old castor
 

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« Reply #9 on: 12/04/2008 21:48:41 »
I know about those services, but thank you anyway.

Hopefully I can get my Sony fixed without too much trouble. An XP repair disk should solve the problem, but I lost mine when I moved. I think I may have left it in a cupboard at my previous residence. I'm now trying to locate another.

It was my development stuff that was on the external hard drive and, although it's a pain in the butt, it's not the end of the world. I've already downloaded a php IDE (not as good as the 1 I had, but it will suffice for now).

I was considering re-writing the new Beaverland code anyway to incorporate more OOP & templates but couldn't be bothered. This will give me the kick up the butt I need to do it properly. It'll take about 3-4 months longer than I'd hoped, and I'll have to re-make all the graphical stuff, but as Beaverland is only a bit of fun I'm not that fussed.

What's more important is that I haven't lost any of my paid work.

I just wish the PCs I've still got were as fast as the Sony. Again, this may be the kick up the butt I need to get out & buy an Athlon 64bit PC.
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« Reply #10 on: 12/04/2008 22:03:14 »
Sorry Doc!!
I hope it gets fixed soon :)
 

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« Reply #11 on: 13/04/2008 01:12:43 »
I am looking at an dual chip Opteron 4x work station - bit pricey bit of a machine but sweet & speeeeeedy, too. I'll save some by buying components and putting it together myself, as I have been doing since 1988. Perhaps overkill at this time but in a couple of years Standard Issue computing power for the software I use. It is all about productivity.

I'm going to make it a dual boot. Debian and XP Pro
 

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« Reply #12 on: 13/04/2008 10:19:35 »
I'm going to make it a dual boot. Debian and XP Pro

Good thinking
 

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« Reply #13 on: 14/04/2008 17:44:36 »
Nobody is perfect  :D

Have a nice day anyway

ikoD
awww, thanks.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 21/04/2008 21:13:00 »
Computers grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 22/04/2008 13:05:27 »
Computers grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
But convenient.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 22/04/2008 20:23:19 »
An evil necessity!!!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 23/04/2008 13:21:43 »
An evil necessity!!!
A divine tool of convenience!
 

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