December 06, 2005

The place where plans go … (sometimes)

On Sunday I created a beautiful plan for the next week and fro December. Three hours later the hard drive of my computer said last good bye to me and wished a long life to every one. In other words, all the information I stored there was lost. As you may guest, I had many quite useful things there and my sadness was really beyond all the boundaries one could imagine, but one thing was especially terrible to loose statistics PMW that was ready for submission. To be polite I am not posting here all the words I said about it, the majority of these words were in Russian and I have to say that my language probably one of the most powerful languages in such a case. Moreover, I did not forget some English expressions that I found quite appropriate for this moment.

However, as a result I am struggling with statistics PMW and learning how to use OpenOffice suit, because MS Office was lost as well….

The question is could you offer me a place where I can store my beautiful plan. All proposals will be considered …

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  1. Commiserations. Bad luck – I know how it feels.

    Always, always, always, always, always make a backup.

    Use the University's system for documents; if you've got music or video you want to keep, use a DVD or CD burner. I'm lucky enough to have a LAN at home, so I back up over that, too.

    06 Dec 2005, 11:11

  2. If I can help in any way then just let me know. I have a spare USB stick which you could borrow for the year – it's a good backup tool. I also e-mail important files to myself at gmail or hotmail so that they're not stored anywhere in my house should it explode/burn/fall down. Call me paranoid but…

    As for the plan, print it out and laminate it nicely. Perhaps frame it and hang it somewhere in the house :-)

    11 Dec 2005, 21:33

  3. Thank you, Jane. I will use your idea about sending files to my gmail account. Actually, the only files I have managed to recover are the ones I had sent via gmail …

    12 Dec 2005, 12:01

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