Be Kind to the New Girl
February 3, 2008 § 6 Comments
twice you burned your life’s work
once to start a new life
and once just to start a fight
(The Long Winters)
It recently (as of 10 minutes ago) came to my attention that I no longer have any of the archive files from my previous Web sites.
No short stories.
Everything I’ve ever written is gone.
It would be really nice if I could shake my fist at the heavens and blame this on computer failure and whatnot, but, unfortunately, I know exactly what happened, and that was one, big, huge, fatal Human Error. When backing my shit up a month ago, I deleted the existing backup folder, and then just replaced my Music and Pictures folders. And then emptied the Recycle Bin. Meaning, I deleted all my own shit without even realizing it.
So, I can forget about further posts to the Vintage/From the Archive category. And I’m taking my still-to-be-received tax refund to Best Buy later today and buying a personal laptop, because this setup where I have a work computer and then I back up my personal shit at home once a month IS CLEARLY NOT WORKING.
And from there, I guess, I rebuild.