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[May. 12th, 2005|12:01 am]
Beemer
I lost most of my day to data recovery. Not caused by hardware failure or anything like that, oh no. No, it was due to good old-fashioned Microsoft Windows Suckage™.

See, if you drag a bunch of files from one window to another, then realize you wanted to copy them, not move them, and hit the "undo" button, it undoes the moving of them into the new folder. But it doesn't undo the moving of them OUT of the first folder! That's right, it DELETES them. Entirely. Not moved to trash -- just deleted, wholesale. Somebody remind me why that level of UI maldesign is not grounds for criminal charges? 'Cause it oughta be.

Happily, I was able to find a fairly inexpensive data rescue program that recovered all the files with no problem. I probably could have done it much quicker, but I was feeling paranoid and let it scan the entire drive to make sure it wasn't missing anything, and it took a very long time. But I got my data back!

After an scant hour or so at work finishing off the stuff I was working on yesterday afternoon when the company's website fell over and made it impossible for me to continue, I met zalena and we went off to the tea house near Ideal Market to hang out for a bit. She handed off a couple Moomin books to me, we chatted, and I had boba tea (the kind with tapioca pearls in it). It was a pleasant antidote to computer woes.
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[User Picture]From: kisken
2005-05-12 07:36 am (UTC)
Strike me pink!

I was telling Thomas about these books just the other day (I saw my old and sad copy of Comet in Moominland on the shelf). I was trying to explain Moomin and Snorkmaiden and Sniff and Snufkin and the Hemulens and I think he thought I'd gone mad.

*Glee!* indeed!
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[User Picture]From: thedragonweaver
2005-05-12 01:12 pm (UTC)
Not only do I remember the Moomins (I think I had the Moomintroll in Winter and the one with the Hemulens and the "King of California" which always cracked me up), but when I was eight and we had a Japanese exchange student, one of his group had a T-shirt featuring... um...? I don't remember offhand. The one who used to greet people with "Cheerio", another hilarious thing to an American child.
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