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July 28, 2010

I’m moving in a few days, and I find myself in a position similar to when I first moved in here: in the computer lab.

Last time, it was because I didn’t have internet access in my apartment. Now, it’s because I don’t have a computer at all.

A few days ago, I plugged in my external hard drive to back up my work, just as I do every Sunday. For some reason, though, the computer wasn’t recognizing the drive, so I restarted. Or I tried to. It just wouldn’t boot up. I tried all the fancy Mac key sequences for safe mode and PRAM resetting, but nothing worked. Monday, I took it to a licensed Mac specialist.

I found out today that they’re replacing the hard drive, and they’re not sure what they’ll be able to recover from the busted one. I have all my book work on my hard drive (and my fingers are crossed that it doesn’t corrupt between now and tomorrow, when I get my computer back), but if they can’t save anything, that means I’m out about 100 gigabytes of music plus all my applications (Word, most notably, but also PhotoShop and InDesign and a bunch of other important stuff).

There’s no way this doesn’t suck. It’s just a matter of degree.

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