T'eyla Minh (teylaminh) wrote,
T'eyla Minh

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Modern technology.

After bragging all this time that the only pre-original bit of my PC that still works is the internal zip drive (I swapped that from my ancient Windows 95 behemoth when I bought this one... in its original form, that is) my mostly-used zip disc decided to fook itself up.

Well, it seems there was one corrupt file (my Farscape fic, "Fallen", not one of my best) that was making the entire thing go haywire, so I managed to back up the rest of the files to My Documents, did a bit of file shifting between my other zips and shoved all of it onto a freshly formatted disc.  All is not lost!  Except a few AIM conversations that I wanted to keep, unfortunately, but one of those is mostly documented on LJ somewhere... nevertheless, it's annoying.  That's the thing I do hate about zip discs; the bit where if you delete something it's gone forever, and doesn't even end up in the Trash folder. Annoying, but it does make you try and be extra careful...

So, yes, aside from that little mishap, we seem to now be back on track, and - thank frell - none of my writing has disappeared, bar one.

(This all started yesterday when I tried to overload the disc.  The last time I did that it ate the entire first 20 chapters of "Cradle", the epic Buffy-fic of Ultimate Doom.  The next three hours of reformatting off FFN were not fun, let me tell you...)

Right, now I have to go find perfume.  I need someone to invent smellternet, or the internez, or something.  Smellyvision, even, would be better than nothing...

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