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Be Careful What You Wish For... [Aug. 31st, 2009|10:53 am]
dalekboy
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You know how I recently posted about how much I hated email, and that because I was feeling sick and depressed I was avoiding it for a while?

So, the last four days our 'net access has been very spotty - right when I was mostly ready to start dealing with things again. Often happens if there's light rain. Heavy rain, no problem. Light rain, you need a Ouija board to get a connection. Still happening now. It meant I couldn't download email properly.

And then I managed to stuff something up!

Probably because I was trying to do stuff on the computer while feeling run down and also dealing with Lex, I managed to delete a directory that I'd marked as having been moved... the one that had all my emails in it.

As you can guess the rest.

I usually triple check these things, but somehow didn't. But that's okay, my computer backs up the important directories to an external drive twice a week. *looks on back up drive* Dum dee dum... hmm... search... hmmm...

Oh, for some reason it was backing up every directory I needed except my email one.

I have older back-ups, but essentially I've lost two years worth of email. Bugger! There goes all my erotic email and pictures from Dame Judi Dench.

So if you've sent me anything vitally important in the last two years, you may wish to resend. To everyone who has sent me stuff in the last few weeks, I have it. Of course it'll be caught up in the other 300+ emails, so it may be a while before I get back to you.

And Judi... RESEND!
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[User Picture]From: narrelle
2009-08-31 01:18 am (UTC)
A cull can feel refreshing and virtuous. An enforced cull sucks. But I'm not resending you the pics of *me*. We'll just have to consider it water under the bridge.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-08-31 01:23 am (UTC)
Damn, I was hoping your writing would suddenly catapult you into the big time, and then I could sell them to the tabloids.

Oh well, still got the Jennifer Connelly ones, and the Kevin Rudds...
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[User Picture]From: narrelle
2009-08-31 04:30 am (UTC)
And I of course still have the ones of *you*...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-08-31 08:55 am (UTC)
Ahhh... I never thought that poor mongoose would recover :)
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[User Picture]From: narrelle
2009-08-31 10:36 am (UTC)
i was marginally more concerned about the... ahem... cobra.
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[User Picture]From: sonictail
2009-08-31 01:57 am (UTC)
good to know it's situation normal ;)
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[User Picture]From: mortonhall
2009-08-31 02:23 am (UTC)
are you still with netspace?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-08-31 02:55 am (UTC)
Yep!
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[User Picture]From: mortonhall
2009-08-31 06:58 am (UTC)
are you having regular issues with drop out of the service?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-08-31 08:58 am (UTC)
No, not really. We have drops here when there's been drizzle. Only drizzle, regular or heavy rains don't cause the problem.

Suspect it's a wiring issue somewhere, rather than a Netspace one. Though interestingly, it was only dropping out today when I used uTorrent. Every time I started it, the connection would die within five minutes.

But even that has sorted itself. Been running an hour and a half now, no issues.
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2009-08-31 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming you've checked the trash?
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