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08 July 2008 @ 07:32 pm
disaster averted...  
I was actually WRITING this afternoon (after not doing it for, like, a week), and then... computer crash! Frak! It looked like both Firefox, Adobe and something else were attempting to look for/download updates at the same time and... POOF!

Man, I was so worried I'd lost all I'd worked on this afternoon. But thanks to the magic of Auto-recovery, I was safe! phew! Because that was gonna really annoy me if I had to redo ie. It's never as good when I have to type it in again - like some sort of pale shadow of what I'd originally intended.

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In other news I had one of those strange "Did that person actually watch the same show I did?" moments yesterday while wandering about online. It wasn't a preference thing (I'm old enough and schooled enough to recognize other people's preferences, even if I don't share them); it was as if they'd seen a version from an alternate universe. I was so gobsmacked I asked my husband if I'd missed something vital that turned the entire show inside out. He was also puzzled. hmf. We all really do see and interpret things in our own way, don't we? or, the less generous -- PEOPLE ARE STRANGE OMG.

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And in other OTHER news, iTunes is feeding my Maroon 5 addiction today. DAMN IT. My wallet objects, even though I'm making grabby hands (LIVE SET PLUS VIDEO!).
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entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on July 9th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
hahah. You know, it's wierd. The first time I ever read 'The Silicon Mage', I read it without having read the first book in the series, so I missed a lot of stuff, and I... took a completely different impression of the universe away with me.

The sad thing is, I can't remember what I thought had happened anymore, as I've re-read so many times. Sigh.
lizardbeth: Aerynlizardbeth_j on July 9th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
I'm trying to imagine not having read the first one and it's been way too long, but that makes sense since you'd have to fill in the blanks about what happened in the first one yourself.

I'm kind of sad she hasn't revisited that series. Or Darwath. I loved those - I think I have all the later ones in hardcover in the back someplace. Apocafic WITH magic! chocolate and peanut butter.
entertaining in a disturbing way: Aliensexfiendlyssie on July 9th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
I remember stalking the library exhaustively, trying to find it (it always was out, iirc). And then finally just giving up and buying a copy of both books.

My copy of Silicon Mage was then dropped in the bath (oops). My next copy? The GLUE ON THE SPINE gave out (I still read it a lot, though, and would get odd looks from people as I flipped through the loose pages). The copy after? Loaned to my sister's friend and NEVER SEEN AGAIN. My current copy has a padlock on it. (I wish)

I liked Dog Wizard and Stranger at the Wedding, and I sooo agree with you. I wish she'd re-visit, if only to follow up on the thread about Antryg and the Council!

I re-read the original Darwath trilogy not that long ago. It has a nice, satisfying end. I suppose I should read the Icefalcon stuff, if only because I like the universe.
lizardbeth: Teal'clizardbeth_j on July 9th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
LOL. I don't think I've ever had to get more than one extra copy of anything. Sounds like yours had a curse for awhile!

The thing I like about the second Darwath trilogy is that it's STILL apocafic. Things don't get magically awesome even once the Dark are gone (though the Dark were appropriately creepy - sort of like a medieval Aliens. could be a good film). Also I liked Icefalcon (I even wrote a - well, basically a Mary Sue, I guess - a woman of his own people for him to pair up with).
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on July 9th, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC)
I did. It was very odd, because it was just that book. Sigh.

Oh, I figured it was, I'd just gotten past the whole urge to read it at the time. I might poke the library for them, at some point. *is totally not going to mock*
Allisonfrolicndetour on July 9th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
I loove Auto-recovery beyond measure! My computer used to crash all the damn time.

In other news I had one of those strange "Did that person actually watch the same show I did?" moments yesterday while wandering about online.

Share? :)
lizardbeth: Anders - with youlizardbeth_j on July 9th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
nothing dramatic. Just a movie.

But GODS, yes, thank heaven for autosave. For a moment though, I thought I'd saved the WRONG ONE and I was terrified. Auto-recovery doesn't help if you save the old version! eek.
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Yay!sabaceanbabe on July 9th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
Yay for a succesful auto-recovery! \o/
Agent Fox Mulderi_want_2 on July 9th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Aye, that sucks! I had that happen to me a few weeks ago. Was saving it and the program froze up on me. After a few seconds, my entire computer froze and I had to restart it. Everything I had on that document went byebye. So, I am so very happy for you that it didn't get deleted!
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on July 10th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
when mine froze, it froze iTunes as well so I got this really annoying single note over and over again until I powered it down.

But yes, I was very lucky that Autosave was current. Which probably didn't help the memory shortage, but at least I saved it.