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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Foolish Crash

There are different types of crashes - the type which I photographed and posted on this site on May 4, 2007 (click here for Yellow Fever), and the type you see in the photo - a computer hard drive crash. And why was there a crash?

Because there are different types of fools - the type seen in the middle ages who were extremely clever and entertaining, often employed in the royal court and featured in many Shakespearean plays, and the type that, even though computer savvy, when tired and things aren't working properly, start reconfiguring cables of their computer system with reckless abandon.

And of course there are different consequences to such behavior, some rather benign and others quite dire, like a hard drive crash (made worse by not having made proper backups of ALL their work, losing some things forever).

Lastly, there are different types of people and they react variously to such occurrences - some who take things in stride and others that it would be advised not to be around when such things happen. And this is why today, you get not a wonderful, insightful photo and story on some fascinating, perhaps obscure part of our wonderful city, but rather a photo of the inside of my G4 Mac when I was replacing its main drive ...

Photo note: For those of you who find today's photo uninteresting, trust that you would much prefer this photo to one of your author and the state he was in when this occurred and it became clear that the damage was irreparable :) ...

5 comments:

Lucy said...

Computers are scary on the inside. It's scary too to be so dependent on a machine that you don't completely understand. I look forward to the day when computers are much smaller and cheaper and off-line storage is free -- I think that day will come soon...tho not soon enough for you, looks like...

Lorelai said...

wow. im frustrated for you. i hope you didn't lose lots of photos...

Brian said...

lorelai - actually, all my photograhy was backed up on two separate drives. But I lost most of my emails for the last year or two and some other data.

• Eliane • said...

Uh ooh... not sure it is wise to comment right now... You've calmed down a bit, right?
I've never dreamt of seeing the entrails of a G4. There's some nice colors there but I still feel a bit uneasy - I need a big glass of Vichy Celestin to get my stomach in the right place. ;)
You'll need to add a nice back-up system on your list to Santa.

rodpascoe said...

I sympathise, the same thing just happened to me!