Friday, February 1, 2013

Day 17 – Crash and Burn

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

Thomas Edison-

Great Quote!  I guess there have been skeptics who wonder whether he really made this statement.  However; I believe it was who reported that the quote (or something similar) was made in a magazine back in 1902, and I think as late as 1929ish.  Thomas Edison was still alive when it was made and he did not refute it, which lends credence to the idea that he said it.  This quote was taken from:
The Fort Wayne Sentinel.  “Edison Hails of Era of Speed.” 31 December 1902 (p. 49).

Great day!  I am waiting for another healing crisis, but so far it has not come.  Breakfast lunch and dinner were great!  (well I guess that may be in the eye of the beholder) lemon juice and pure maple syrup mixed in 2 quarts of water.

I’ve felt great, but my poor wife is still struggling a little.  She woke up feeling much better than when she went to bed but started feeling more sluggish as the day went on.  Since the roads were poor school was delayed so she was able to get a little more rest.  School is short on Fridays and the school didn’t extend the day so she was only with her students for just under 3 hours—nice for her, but she had to stay longer and get some more work done.

I got a new backup drive for my computer because mine is giving me fits and I don’t want to lose the data on it.  So late last night I hooked it up to my Mac, but my Mac could not read it.  I researched and found some commands you can run in DOS to fix the problem.  I hooked it up to an old Windows laptop and ran the command.  It didn’t work, but DOS listed some commands and I saw one that sounded nice called: ‘clean.’  I thought I was going to throw up, and if I had actually eaten solid food today I would have…

Well those of you who know what this command is know that my day hasn’t gone well.  With no prompt for what would happen next (as I suppose I anticipated) my drive disappeared and I immediately realize what I had done.  I deleted the partition rendering all the data (including our only copy of years of pictures and other scanned images) useless.  OK, so it’s not totally useless, after all the data is still there, right?  Well, sort of; imagine all my images are still on the 1.5 terabyte drive somewhere—and now imagine that I hook this up to any computer.  The computer looks for, but doesn’t find the pointer file; the file that tells it where all the information is on the system, kind of like a tornado going through a library but leaving all the books in tact, just scattered throughout the building with no way of finding them.

I can retrieve them, but it may cost 500.00—there is a piece of software I am running now, but it says it is going to take another 12-18 hours to see if there is anything on there.  I also decided today to try to resurrect a broken laptop that crashed about 1 ½ years ago on me.  I baked the motherboard at 385 degrees for 10 minutes—it worked!  Now to run the updates and perhaps put that machine to work trying to fix my backup drive.

Other than the computer failure today was a GREAT day for me—I only hope it gets better for my wife.

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