Thursday, August 18, 2011

Been Out ... User Error - Don't Hit Delete, Damn It!

I am making up T-shirts that say "User Error" and under that is the computer "delete" key.

I deleted all of my hard drive. Don't ask me yet. The T-shirt says it all.

Thank god I've never upgraded a puter because I got a virus. I have all of my hard drives since 1996. Last one is 2009, so all I am losing is, at most, two years worth of data. After four solid days of utilizing recovery data programs, nothing is coming back, except corrupted files. Hell, I play Sinatra, and Lady Gaga comes up! So, losing two years (and really in some cases only 11 months) of data, I can live with that. But, I have to wipe out my entire hard drive, re-install Windows, and then copy my 2009 old drive to this computer.

I hope my grandson respects the fact he has my laptop with 4g wifi, at the expense of my stupid deleting of my own files (for five hours, no less ... someone really slap me, or buy my T-shirts!)

After Monday, or Tuesday, I should have stuff up and ready. I had a wonderful time with my grandson, and plenty of pictures of just he and I together. We went to see "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" and trust me, go see this movie. I NEVER go to movies. I always wait for the DVD, and even then, I sometimes wait and buy the rental used ones when they go on sale at 4/$20! Ha ha. I would pay money a second time to see this movie.


Arno said...

So sorry about your hard drive, but glad things went well with Zaire.

Carrie said...

You know, it's one thing when something infects your computer and it crashes, so to speak. That has never ever ever ever happened to me. I keep my computer spotless by giving each and every folder an icon, including my windows file folders, so that when any "yellow" folder appears out of nowhere, I know I did not install it, and I find the right way to delete it.

But, while I was cleaning off the notebook computer (it's a cross between a laptop and a tablet, i.e., no DVD or CD ROM drives), I forgot that it was LITERALLY linked to my personal PC, such that when I was deleting what I though were MY files showing up on the computer I was going to give to Zaire, I was actually deleting the files off of my own PC.

Talk about stupid, stupid, stupid, USER ERROR! Sheesh!

Carrie said...

As for my time alone with Zaire, it was a blast and I can't wait to post pictures and videos. When he was finally alone with ME and not with ME and someone else (like his mother or the DBD), he was fucking NORMAL. It's been close to a year that I have been unable to be with him on my own, and I was so happy when I picked him up at the train station at my usual time on a Friday that he had asked me "grandma, are we going to do all the things we used to do when I would stay with you?" That just tugged on my heart. And, yes, we did do all the things we used to do "back in the day" as it were. I sent him home with a cell phone and a 4g wireless adapter and a computer. So the kid BETTER be talking to me now!

Bob said...