Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Back to Normality

[reading: Richard Kaye, "The Mathematics of Logic: A Guide to Completeness Theorems and their Applications"]

So my laptop is back, and the Time Machine restore has gone smoothly (mostly), and I now realize (after a couple of weeks without the machine) just how dependent I am on it…

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Genius

Well, my laptop is now in for repair, and I've got a new iPod. After the crash, the iPod demanded to be restored from iTunes, and continued to demand this even after I'd restored it a dozen or so times (downgrading the firmware, trying on both Windows and Mac, reformatting the drive, changing the drive letter, all had no effect). So they gave me a new one.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Paranoia

[reading: Warren Ellis, "Crooked Little Vein"]

Apparently you can never be paranoid enough. My backup system for the laptop was

Tonight my laptop hard drive died…while I was updating the offsite backup, taking the backup disk with it. So I hope the on-site backup is still OK….