by, 05-20-2009 at 07:48 AM (1513 Views)
This past week has been one upheaval upon another. Whilst trying to get Budget101 switched over to a new design and implementing a few new features, my hard drive starting making crunchy noises.
Within a matter of moments, the drive ceased to function and 2 years of photographs (over 145,000) are GONE. This WAS my back up drive. I've spent copious hours trying to recover data, mostly photographs, but at this point, fear the worst.
It is clear by the crunchy clicking noise of death that the heads in the drive are shot, and now I'm left to contemplate mailing the drive to a lab to recover the data, or whether to mourn it's loss and move on.
The last few days have been absolute hell and I can barely stand to look at the computer, much less touch it. So folks, bear with me as I still need a few days to sift through discs to see what was backed up on other media, what wasn't. Until I get this mess sorted out, everything else is on hold.