The Old Scholar's Historical Thoughts

October 13, 2009

I Hate Computers Part 2

Filed under: Project — theoldscholar @ 7:40 pm

The continuing saga of me vs Mac. Last month my disk drive went south. I took it into the shop and they reformatted and said everything was ok. I came back and restored everything from my TimeCapsule. It worked like a charm. Everything was there – did not miss a beat. On Saturday I sat down to do some work and the lovely question mark was on my screen. No disk drive again. Took the computer back in and this time they replaced the whole disk drive. I thought, this is no problem, I’ll just restore my disk drive from my TimeCapsule back up and I’ll be good as new. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.

For all of you Mac users that use TimeCapsule. When you restore from a backup it does not restore your backup settings. As a matter of fact it turns TimeCapsule off. I did not check this setting. After 30 years in this business you would think I would learn my lesson. You would be wrong.

So my last backup was from September 19. Everything I have done since then is gone. I am such a happy camper. However, I have verified my backup is now working. I even restored from a backup I did yesterday to make sure the restore works correctly.

I think for my project I will make a device that comes out of your monitor and slaps you up side your head and tells you “REMEMBER YOUR BACKUPS” It is probably the most useful tool for New Media I can think of right now.



  1. Sorry to hear about your computer troubles. Although they can’t hear it, it is quite helpful to tell off your computer every now and again. You know, show ’em who’s boss.

    Thanks for the reminder about backups!

    Comment by lprice3 — October 13, 2009 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

  2. John –

    The tears of the digital heavens are falling for you now.

    I just got my motherboard back from the manufacturer… let’s see if I still have a CPU and/or memory…

    Sorry to hear that one.


    Comment by DeadGuyQuotes — October 14, 2009 @ 6:12 pm | Reply

    • Thanks

      Good Luck on recovery

      Comment by theoldscholar — October 14, 2009 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

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