Sunday, 27 April 2008
(68) F***ing Computers!
The P.C. died last week. Not poor old Plod, but my wonderful electronic friend who stores all my secrets.
Fizzed out, the bastard!
Yeah, I know. "Should have backed everything up or written it all via Scripped or Celtex etc".
Well lucky I did have most of it saved of my memory stick. But you know when you say I'll back it up again next week...
DON'T! Back it up now!
I've lost all the begining of my new script (the play) and some ideas/precis/outlines from the Ideas file.
It's also lost me a lot of time; all the swearing and faffing about trying to get the bastard fixed/ recovered/whatnot.
It got stuck in a "loop" and wouldn't do anything. Not even turn on or off.
Just sat there. Looping. And laughing at me. The evil looping, laughing electronic bastard!
Anyway, Mrs S got it going by re-loading the discs etc but of course, anything not on the stick got lost.
The sticky stuff has saved it's self to some bizarre sub-word form, so I'll have to copy and paste that into my downloaded again script smart gold (thanks auntie Beeb) to make it look nice and scripty again.
Anyone know if my "saved" stuff on the pc is still lurking about in there somewhere?
Or how I can recover it if it is?
I mean, they catch crooks and pedos who have deliberately wiped everything (they think) so maybe someone out there knows if I can recover my play? It was saved to my documents...
Anyway, Hello again, peeps, I'm back!
(unless the evil electronic bastard does it again...)