Monday, May 17, 2010

Day -22

Right in the middle of second period my PowerPoint lesson crapped out. The screen turned blue and scrolled some "data recovery dump" warning before everything shut down. Upon reboot the screen read "no hard drive detected" and I heard only a faint clicking from inside my VAIO.

I just replaced the hard-drive back in September, I thought. But whatever, I had to do so again. I typically back up my data every couple weeks, but I did lose some stuff: an entire week's worth of lesson plans, my fourth quarter grade book (a major loss!) and a few new iTunes downloads (The National, The New Pornographers, Vampire Weekend, an old Traffic LP, and Brandi Carlisle's latest, not to mention Ray LaMontagne's first, which I had just downloaded to replace a CD which got ruined in my car). So I'm out about $50 worth of music just purchased, argh.

Now I'm home with the new drive installed and the VAIO is telling me the new 500 GB disc is "too small or non-existent" for me to load up the operating system. Argh. I need this shit right now like a hole in the head. I have interviews every day and need access to email and printing so I can land a job for next year. The old Dell I'm using now has faulty USB ports and some weird HP glitch so I can't print anything and I can't use my flip drives to transfer files to a machine which does print. I'm sure my car will blow up next.

I spent today rushing from school to an interview to Best Buy and back and then I had to recreate the three lessons I lost and now I was hoping to get my new hard drive loaded and running and it doesn't work.

Let's just say I'm fucking closer to the edge every day, and computer woes are the last thing I need to finish out the year with. I'm trying to teach the kids, to keep them learning and active, while others show movies and play board games in class. Give me a break and let my laptop function again, oh great wheel of karma!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess I should not have updated all your drivers when I used it last weekend! oops!


:P

seriously... I am sooo sorry to hear that! I am wishing you good computer juju!

:) jv

Nyarlathotep said...

Turns out to be worse than I thought. I last backed up my harddrive on April 7th, but for some reason the music folder is only from November of last year, meaning I lost about 100 CDs I thought were archived on the terabyte drive. D'oh!

Nyarlathotep said...

Turns out to be worse than I thought. I last backed up my harddrive on April 7th, but for some reason the music folder is only from November of last year, meaning I lost about 100 CDs I thought were archived on the terabyte drive. D'oh!

Nick said...

Man, if you need anything just let me know, i have the first four on your list and probably whatever else you lost.

By the way--HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Today's Tien's and Taran threw up as a present! Ha ha..

that Homo Aestheticus looks good, thanks for that tip. I just finished Push/Sapphire which was riveting and moving to say the least. Now in the first quarter of a complete collection of Robert Aickman's stories and some Angela Carter

Nyarlathotep said...

Oh, man, puke on the birthday. Tell Lady Obsidian I said happy birthday!

Yeah, hopefully we get in our annual lunch this summer. Wish it was more often, but life gets in the way of living.

I also lost the latest MGMT, d'oh

Anonymous said...

rite on! good luck in those interviews! ..nick