My laptop hard drive suffered a catastrophic failure earlier this week. All of my data files, pictures, and music were lost. Luckily I had a backup of Quicken, so my financial records should be safe or at least easily reconstructed.

I've ordered a new hard drive that should get here next week and I'm buying a used desktop computer from a friend of mine tonight, so I should have redundant computing by the middle of next week, just in time for the beginning of Evidence class.

Losing the entire hard drive is kind of cool, once the initial loss is over. I get to start over from scratch, clean and fresh.

Besides, if I lived in Telezonia, I wouldn't have a computer at all.

Yours truly,
Mr. X

...bouncing back...


Vegas and a quote

I'm off to sunny Las Vegas on Thursday. Wish me luck at the tables and in a poker tournament I'm playing in.

Also, this quote touched a chord:

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
-Ogden Nash, author (1902-1971)

Yours truly,
Mr. X

...still not dead yet...


Netflix and ING

If any of my intrepid readers who don't already have Netflix would like a free month to try it, drop me an email before May 8. Ditto for anyone who doesn't yet have an ING Direct account and would like a free $25.

Yours truly,
Mr. X

...clearing the inboxes...