Monday, August 21, 2006


I've been a bit lax in updating lately. The reasons are varied, but suffice it to say I've been pretty busy.

Work-wise, I started a New Hire class and am working some really late hours for the next 7 weeks. Blech.

Add on top of that the fact that I have been preoccupied with my current health issues (my wonky liver, terrifyingly high 'bad' cholesterol levels, et al...) and I've not had the time or inclination to devote to this blog like I should be. Funny thing, though... apparently, if one stops drinking and begins eating like a vegetarian, you can expect to see weight loss. I've lost like 15 pounds in the last 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. Who'd'a thunk it?!?

And - - worst of all - - I wanted to work on my novel this last weekend, but was horrified to find that the disk I had it on is NOT WORKING! So, apparently, I've lost months of work and now have to REWRITE the whole goddamned thing! And, for some insane reason, I didn't back the goddamned thing up. I'm usually neurotic about backing up. I don't know what I was thinking. What I don't understand (because I'm a geek, but not a techno-geek) is how the six other files on the disk work, but not the two files related to my novel DON'T?!?

Is there somebody out there who can help me figure out a way to recover the files on a floppy disk? Or am I doomed to have to rewrite the whole damn novel (which I was probably a good 60% done with)?!?!



Phronk said...

Congrats on the weight loss, but losing that novel is a nightmare. I hope you can figure out some way to save it...maybe try the disk on a variety of different computers, or bring it to a computer store to see what they can do. There might be hidden backup files created by MS Word or something on the disk that are still accessible. Maybe?

I've been using Writely for a lot of writing lately. It automatically saves all the time for you, and you can get to it from any computer with internet access. If you're interested and don't have an account already, I can send an invite (it's currently like Gmail where you have to be invited by a current user to sign up) just let me know.

Best of luck with the novel.

Dr. Zombie said...

Cool! I'd definitely be interested in an invite, Phronk!

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