Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland


This is Murphy's law in action....

Yesterday I went roung to my niece's flat with my old TV and my brother in law and nephew to help move the damn thing. I was also going to help my niece transfer a few megabytes of files off her old computer to her new one. In order to do this I wiped my spare pen drive.

In the event I got there and she'd already taken the hard disk out of the old PC, and was planning to shove it into an external case to transfer the files, so I couldn't do the transfer. But since I wasn't using the old pen drive anyway I gave it to her.

Three guesses what happened today, and the first two don't count...

I wanted to do a little work at lunch today, and put my new shiny pen drive into the PC. It says it can't read it, and that the disk hasn't been formatted. So do two other PCs. Then the thing dies completely...

So unless I can come up with a fix, which seems unlikely, I'm out twelve quid for the drive, various bits and pieces I've written in the last couple of weeks - fortunately not the games stuff, that gets backed up on two different hard drives, and some bits and pieces of fanfic I wrote ages ago but never got to the point of posting - say 15-20,000 words in a dozen or so stories. Which, needless to say, were formerly backed up on the pen drive I gave to my niece yesterday.

There's a moral to this, but I don't think I want to use that sort of language.

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