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Requiescat in pace


To-day it was necessary to bid farewell to a very dear friend.....my laptop.
I did not of course have everything backed up!!!


I have known for sometime that its days were numbered and had been thinking of changing to a Mac. my daughter loves the one she has.


In the end I went to my local computer store, they have come to know me really well as "the lady who knows absolutely nothing about this machine, which has become an integral part of her life"!! I came out poorer, but with the promise of a spanking new "Asus K501J-C1 Notebook" with all I did not back-up, mirrored over, ready for me in two days. Dear Lord I do hope they don't actually open any of the stuff they mirror over!!


Meanwhile I am attempting to re-acquaint myself with our verrrry old desktop. Chances are I will miss some mail and posts etc. Sorry ahead of time for that. christianscott I will likely not get to those words for a few more days, but they will get done.


*Trying very hard to remember desktop is an inanimate object and not at fault for not being a laptop*

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grneyedwoman
Sep. 14th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
Congrats! My poor old PC is coughing a lot these days. Worries me. I pray it will last just a little while longer. Then a while after that. :)
twicet
Sep. 14th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Sam keeps babying our desktop along. It would be hard to justify replacing it, as Sam has a laptop for work, and I had/will have, a laptop. Luckily I had some money put aside for it, but yes I kept hoping it would keep going:))
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twicet
Sep. 14th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you. My new mantra is going to be "I will back-up. I will back-up"
amaranthink
Sep. 14th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
My condolences on your loss. I dread having a similar experience.

Yes, back up is good, which reminds me...

I'll bet they do open some of your files but I'm sure they've seen worse.
twicet
Sep. 15th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Back-up would have been good.
claire200603
Sep. 15th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
For some reason I'm quite anti-mac. Could it be the because of the extra smug commercial?

I'll have to find out from you if it's really better than a PC.
twicet
Sep. 15th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
In the end I didn't go for the Mac. though my daughter loves the one she has. I like our local computer place, they are always very helpful, but they don't deal with Macs. and this way they are going to transfer everything over for me!!

I did play around with my daughter's Mac. at the week-end, and it does seem to be very user friendly, but quite a bit more expensive.
albertesmor
Sep. 15th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
It seems to be the season for new laptops.
Congrats on yours ;)
twicet
Sep. 15th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
I had hoped it would last a little longer. I had promised myself, to-day was the day for clearing out old files and backing everything up....."best laid plans" etc.

Hope the thunder is over and the sun is shining for the remainder of the week:))
dotty_at_home
Sep. 15th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
I wouldn't worry too much about them looking at what they are mirroring over for you. My T does that for people and he says when it's work, he doesn't really even glance at titles, just what kind of file they are to make sure there isn't something corrupt (meaning bad file, not bad file, heh heh) in there that was causing a problem.

Although he's had a few friends, co-workers admit that "Um, our son, babysitter, friend relative, um uh borrowed the laptop and might have um, uh, looked at some porn sites with it."

He usually manages to keep a straight face. But it makes him far more curious than if they hadn't said anything.

LOL. Glad for the new laptop, sorry 'bout the old one.
twicet
Sep. 15th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
I am not too worried about what they might see. They had to mirror before when I needed a new hard drive.

I am quite excited at the thought of getting a new one!!! hopefully tomorrow:))
snowmore
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Oh No! At least you've looked after rectifying your desperate situation quickly!

I love my laptop. Can't imagine trying to manage on a desktop at home again.

I worry that something will happen to this laptop baby and I'd be embarrassed by what could be found here, though some has been burned off and removed.

Have fun with your new baby laptop!

Robin

Edited to change my icon. :P

Edited at 2009-09-18 12:29 am (UTC)
twicet
Sep. 18th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Robin, I love your icon!!

I had actually promised myself, Monday was the day to clear out files and back-up.....I had no option, but to let the tech. mirror everything.

Now I just have to get used to this one, it is so much faster than our old desktop:))

Liz
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