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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Just Do It!

I've been blog-lame again, but mostly because I've been overwhelmed this last week with real life stuff.

So, I sat down this morning with the intention of replacing my anniversary post with something more interesting, and my PC is making a noise.

It sounds like a very loud (and slightly sick) motor boat trolling for a good fishing spot.

Crap, thought I. I haven't backed up in SO long. Our business files are on this computer (those would be the worst thing to lose), along with much of my writing. I whipped out a CD, opened the RecordNow software, and went to work. I still have more to go, but hopefully soon, I'll have a good backup.

RUN, don't walk, to grab a CD, diskette, whatever, and back up your system! Especially your stories!

Happy Tuesday. Any plans today?


  • At 6:50 AM, Blogger Lucy said…

    Hope you get it all worked out girl.

    Plans? Tonight is my local chapter meeting but it's supposed to be ugly weather so I may be forced to stay home and watch the elimination round of Dancing with the Stars (which should be interesting!).

  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger Aura said…

    Oh thanks for the reminder E! Hope everything goes well with your computer. Maybe it'll be an easy fix.

  • At 1:01 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Aura, the noise has stopped, so I think we're okay for now. But just in case, I have a fresh backup. :)

    Lucy, is Billy Ray still in it? I really liked the Olympic speed skater too (can't recall his name).

  • At 1:27 PM, Blogger Lucy said…

    No, Billy Ray was voted out last week. Apolo (olympic speed skater) is still in it and deserves to win it!!! LOL

  • At 3:14 AM, Blogger KimAmburn said…

    Ellen - glad your computer won't need a tech doctor! Thanks for the reminder to back up files.

  • At 6:10 AM, Anonymous Suzanne said…

    I hope your computer's okay! That's when I always think about backing up, too--when something starts going wrong!

  • At 7:22 AM, Blogger Kristen said…

    E, sounds like your fan is going. Vacuumed the back of your machine lately? ;)

    I'm glad you got it backed up.

    Plans....busy and ancient instruments of torture. ;)

  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Lucy, go Apolo! LOL.

    Kim and Suzanne, thanks!

    K, er, vacumming the back of the computer? *cough* Not that I remember... LOL.

  • At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Viv said…

    Er...Tuesday? Oops. I guess I'm a little late. I hope your pc sounds better by now.
    Mine occasionally chirps like a chorus of pet canaries inside the box.
    Who knows? Maybe that's how this thing really works. Hmm... Maybe it will download faster if I slip a few sunflower seeds into the cd rom. :)

  • At 10:14 AM, Blogger Isabella Snow said…

    Hey, I have that same problem. It's probably the fan. I kick it until it stops.

    You might not want to do that, lol. ;)

  • At 5:14 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Viv and Isabella, you two crack me up! I'll try sunflower seeds, and if they don't work, I'll kick it. LOL!

  • At 10:46 PM, Blogger Tempest Knight said…

    The computer in my office started doing weird noises last week. I figured the hard disk was about to die... and it did. Good thing I didn't have anything worth saving in it. After my first experience back in 1995, I learned to NEVER ever keep anything on my hard disk.


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