Friday, October 28, 2005

After Wilma

UPDATE: Since my hard drive crashed I lost all my e-mail contacts, so if I haven't responded back to you in some time (Minna), or if you want to stay in some sort of contact, please email!

After Wilma we returned to Naples ready to asses the damage, and hope for the best. To our surprise we had power and water within hours of our arrival, but no DSL. We fared rather well considering some are still without power, water, and a few have even lost their homes. So we are happy!

But then in a twist of fate, while returning some of my books to their shelves, a volume of Aquinas’s Summa Contra Gentiles fell approximately five feet and hit my laptop, with a minor crash. No worries until the circuit board on my hard drive started making a crazy popping noise, and then a loud clicking, and then a groovy techno beat. Alas my Hard Drive was fried!

Does anyone really back up every day? Fortunately I backed up the important stuff right before Wilma, but not my music, e-mails, or even endnote files. There is a lesson here, but I will refuse to find it until after I fume!

This is the second time while writing my thesis that my hard drive has crashed, so forgive me if I never read Aquinas again!


Ben Myers said...

What? A volume of Aquinas fell from the shelf? Thank heavens a laptop was there to break its fall! Is the volume okay? No tears or bumps?

Just kidding, of course: I know it's dreadful to lose stuff without a backup. My own Thomas Aquinas volumes are probably the heaviest and most enormous things on my shelves: if they fell from a height of five feet, they would probably crush me as well as my computer!

metalepsis said...

Thanks Ben for understanding, it is a good thing that it was just the paper back volumes, huh!

TheBlueRaja said...

Dude, I'm sorry to hear about your laptop! I'm glad you had some of your stuff backed up. Hey, by the way, I think I'm going to be able to make it to ETS/SBL this year!!!!! E-mail me and tell me what your plans are so we can get those beers you promised.


metalepsis said...

email me Raja I don't have your email anymore. And to my recollection it was pint, not pints!