Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'M BAAAAACCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m back! Yes as the title card says, I’m back on the net, permanently! I am now the proud owner of a brand new HP Compaq Presario (shout out!) purchased from Best Buy (second shout out) which came as sort of a surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting to be able to purchase a new PC until much later, certainly not where I purchased it form. And like anyone who is truly into tech, I’m enjoying this like a kid with a new toy. It’s a different look from what I’m used to (no more Dell’s, Dude) but I’m slowly getting to know the system.


And I made it back just in a nick of time (if you’ll pardon the cliché) because I have some nice things coming up this weekend including the LSB Halloween Blog Hop (I actually have Halloween off this year, that’s a first) and a guest blogging with author Russell Brooks.

So what did I miss? Get me updated everyone!

So what’s going on with me? Well, unfortunately, there’s a downside to my good news or perhaps I’m being premature. At any rate the nice people at National Data Recovery are working tirelessly to find the data on my exploded hard drive. Even more unfortunate, they said so far they haven’t been able to retrieve anything. They have promised to try again and delve even deeper, so everyone, I need you to keep your fingers and toes crossed and wish me all the luck you can that they’ll be able to retrieve something, preferably my WIP’s.

In the meantime, I’m going to be searching the net for anything I have online that I can re-upload. I have also realized that there are dozens of programs that I have to find and download again as well as all of my favorite spots. And to add injury to insult all the e-books I purchased are gone (unless NDR can get them back as well) as well as my TBR list so I’ll probably perusing the sites of my fellow writers for the next few months in an attempt to re-discover those gems I came upon.

This is going to be a LONG and FRUSTRATING process.

But still I persevere. I have Comcast set up to automatically back-up my files but I still can’t access their site, so I’m going to get Mozy (thanks Alanna and Mike!) as well in addition to burning disks.

Over the next few days I’ll be responding to all 160 of my e-mails as well as confirming friend requests on Facebook. You may see duplicate posts of things and for that, I apologize but I’m going to go on as many venues as possible to let everyone know I’m back. This will still take some time.

So I’ll probably be spending the next few months getting myself up to speed again. It will probably be awhile before I can get back in the groove of things. Oh well, at least the PC will get a lot of use.

Feel free to drop me a line if there’s news you have to share.

Peace!

CJ

3 comments:

bygeorgeallwynn said...

Congrats to your new baby and many well wishes to learning the system. I have a similar story with a Gateway lemon. I have since gone to a Mac, and there is no turning back, but for this old dodger, learning something new is dangerous...

bygeorgeallwynn said...

PS -- and FINALLY! It's about time we got some M/M authors on this tour... the man-love was sorrily missing... (and yes, that was a complaint of sorts! Gotta have my man love represented, you know! *wink)

Jean P said...

Glad you are back up and computing. Life without a computer is very frustrating!