Monday, September 29, 2008

The Inevitable Happened to my Hard Drive - Rosh Hashana - Economic Hit Man

I had just been speaking on the phone with Theo, about his computer
and the negative interaction of his ext. HD and iSight firewire
camera on the same bus drawing power and causing erratic behavior.

We mentioned backing up and not wanting to do anything to cause HD
failure. Upon hanging up with him, my computer locked up. Its's
been happening a bit lately, probably because I am not leaving enough
overhead (at least 10GB on my 120 GB internal). I usually keep around
5GB free, but lately, dipped way way way down to under 1GB on top of
running memory hogs like Photoshop along with Digital Performer.

Maybe that had something to do with it. I was mostly backed up thanks
to keeping my journal publicly. I hadn't had the chance to transfer
pictures to an external HD, like I do whenever I dump from the
camera's memory card, so I might have lost yesterdays images? That
will teach me to never erase a memory chip without it being full.
That way there is a backup of the last few days there as well.

I made an appointment with the Genius Bar at the local Mac Store. So
I just said goodbye to mom whom I haven't seen much of as she is
already off (8am) cooking and helping Sis prepare for 17 people
coming over for the holiday dinner. My appointment is about 2 hours
before I am to show up later today.

The Macbook Pro was newly repaired and covered by Apple's 90 day
warranty. The totally fixed machine (reported elsewhere in this
blog) came as a great surprise and unexpected gift - since the
machine's obvious abuse (which is not covered by Applecare which I
recommend highly) prevented them from removing the earphone plug tip
that had broken off in the jack.

LAST NIGHT I was hypnotized by the amazing CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN, JOHN PERKINS who reveals closely held secrets about how we
are all manipulated by the Bankers and Corpratization of our world.


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