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11 April 2011 @ 12:06 pm
Salon Futura podcast, and further compu-woes  
You can hear me in a panel discussion about YA science fiction in this month's Salon Futura podcast.

In other news, the brand new Mac Mini I bought to replace the one that died two weeks ago has, itself, died. It went roaring, like a Klingon, as its fan revved up to top speed when it crashed and never came back. Several attempts to revive it proved futile... it wouldn't even give the usual startup bong. Took it back to the shop and got a new one in exchange. Was dismayed to find the backup I'd made as soon as I got the previous new system all set up could not be restored. But I also had a Time Machine backup, which did restore just fine. So after one full day of cussing at technology I'm right back where I was. Yay?

Ulrikaakirlu on April 11th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yikes. Giant PITA day for you. Glad the Time Machine worked.
Josh Englishjoshenglish on April 11th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Remember, the important thing is that these machines make our lives easier.

Like the time I lost 2 gigs of source files for POV-Ray in a backup/reinstall/restore situation and haven't used the program since.
scarlettinascarlettina on April 11th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, ick. I'm sorry to hear about the trouble. akirlu hit the nail on the head about Time Machine. I hope things go smoothly from here.
Allan: Funnyallanh on April 12th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
The first thing I would have typed into the new machine after the restore was, "Yesterday was a good day to die. Welcome to Stovacor."