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The Worst Thing Today

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sun November 30th, 2008, 1:01 am

Just feeling wretched over the holiday season over here, and terribly depressed about the news out of Mumbai and that horrible death in Long Island at a WalMart. I know, I know, it's the isolation and depression talking, but it just gets rough some days.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun November 30th, 2008, 1:44 am

"Telynor" wrote:Just feeling wretched over the holiday season over here, and terribly depressed about the news out of Mumbai and that horrible death in Long Island at a WalMart. I know, I know, it's the isolation and depression talking, but it just gets rough some days.
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I know what you mean, and thankfully I'm on antidepressants myself so stuff like that doesn't get me down, but here are massive huggles for you!

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Postby Tanzanite » Sun November 30th, 2008, 2:19 am

I've been really, really sick. A week ago it started with a bad upper respitory cold; now, I have some kind of stomach bug. It's been a miserable week. My poor hubby has been sleeping on the couch all week because I've been coughing so badly at night.

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Postby diamondlil » Mon December 1st, 2008, 9:31 am

"diamondlil" wrote:Having approximately 30 spam messages left on my blog today. Fortunately, it is all in Japanese so I don't know what it is for, but i do have a fair idea so I am not clicking on any of them! It is taking ages to delete them all though.


And again...Grrr!
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pat
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Postby pat » Mon December 1st, 2008, 11:39 am

Becky and her boyfriend had a major bust up today. Everything hit the fan. Words said in anger. It started on the phone, then he came round. She didnt want to see him, but eventually she sat in the car with the door open. They talked, and worked it out, but I am not sure how long it will be for. Thing is, we do like him, he is a lovely lad, but they are so alike they argue all the time. We have told her that is not good for her, and we are concerned about her.

Still upset about it.

Young love eh?
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Postby michellemoran » Mon December 1st, 2008, 6:38 pm

My motherboard fried and I had to replace my computer at 6pm last night. I have a deadline Dec 12, but today will have to be spent reinstalling programs, transferring files, etc!!! Does anyone know of a good backup system for programs and files? I tried Carboniteon my former computer, and maybe it was just a coincidence, but that's when all of my troubles started.
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Postby EC2 » Mon December 1st, 2008, 8:27 pm

"michellemoran" wrote:My motherboard fried and I had to replace my computer at 6pm last night. I have a deadline Dec 12, but today will have to be spent reinstalling programs, transferring files, etc!!! Does anyone know of a good backup system for programs and files? I tried Carboniteon my former computer, and maybe it was just a coincidence, but that's when all of my troubles started.


Erk, that's nasty!
I back up my system on an external hard-drive. Costs about £60.00 to buy and slots onto the top of my PC as storage. It's only a manual nuts and bolts system though and probably not what you mean.
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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Mon December 1st, 2008, 8:28 pm

My friend being mad at me and threatening to file for harassment. :(

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Postby michellemoran » Mon December 1st, 2008, 8:40 pm

A great idea EC. I think I'm going to go with that plan, and I can always put it in a bank somewhere in case the house burns to a crisp in one of our annual CA wildfires.
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Postby Carla » Mon December 1st, 2008, 9:15 pm

"michellemoran" wrote:A great idea EC. I think I'm going to go with that plan, and I can always put it in a bank somewhere in case the house burns to a crisp in one of our annual CA wildfires.


Like EC, I use an external hard drive. The backup software is Acronis. My partner's the expert, I just do as I'm told, but it seems pretty efficient. I had a computer destroyed by a lightning strike last year, and we were able to reinstall all my programs, email and data files onto a replacement computer in an hour or two. The only things I lost were a few files that had been altered since the last backup.

I also save whatever file(s) I'm currently working on on a solid state memory stick a couple of times a day. Those memory sticks are made of the same stuff they make aircraft black box flight recorders out of, and they will even survive a house fire. I'm told the problem would be finding the memory stick again amongst the ashes, so you keep it in something metal, like a biscuit tin, that you can locate with a metal detector. I hope I never have to put this to the test, but I pass it on in case it's useful :-) Or you can get an off-site back up of important files by putting them on a server somewhere other than your house - I sometimes email files to myself at Yahoo, which is OK for occasional use, or there are commercial services that will let you do secure offsite back ups.

Good luck with the rebuild!
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