My fiance has been saying “I need a new computer, this thing is going on the fritz and will soon destroy something critical!” for a while. Granted, he’s telling the truth, and the thing’s several years old, and it really does need to be replaced.
But in terms of “destroying things”, I forgot about that/didn’t take him very seriously, and left my external hard drive plugged in while I went down to my parents’ place for a few days.
Came back yesterday.
No more external.
nbd, just 80,000 images gone (~12,000 that I’ve edited for the blog specs).
I have about 3,000 on various other harddrives. 5,000 on a cloud drive.
Long story short I need to maybe pay attention to when my dude says he needs a new computer and that his is going to kill things if he doesn’t get one.
I know what’s wrong with the external (logic fried on the PCB), but tbh, it would probably take just as long or as much money to recover as it would to find a whole new set of files.
Just don’t expect anything serious from me anytime soon. Not that you did, anyway. But serious blogginess will come back. I’m not dead yet.