Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lost photographs recovered ...

I wrote a panicked depressed post about losing an external hard-drive earlier, then deleted it ...

The good news is, 10.30pm and it's found again.
Gert came home and voila, the photographs were recovered from a sulky hard-drive. Highly technical issue ... turn it off, turn it on again and there they are.

Tonight I didn't photograph the Flemish prime minister but I did get to photograph a Belgian MP and various other delicious folk at a wine and cheese evening and then ended the evening in intense conversation with a lovely Croatian woman who I will photograph one day soon in her 16th century medieval crossbow costume.

There's a group of them, and there was a conversation about some kind of traditional pipe-smoking groups. More to follow one day ... after Naples I guess.

I cleaned my desk today, I put all my 'to-do' lists together on one list and almost died of panic however I am getting there finally.

I fly Tuesday morning, tomorrow promises two options ... things will either flow seamlessly and I will achieve all or it will be a nightmare of late everywhere and things left undone.

Fingers crossed.

5 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

SEAMLESSLY, OK, fingers crossed.

Catherine said...

So glad you got your photos back. On the other hand, I have discovered to my cost that when hard drives start sulking, it is a warning to be ignored at your peril. It is often a sign of impending total failure (I don't want to rain on your parade, but I'd hate for your wonderful photos to be totally lost in a month or so)

Di Mackey said...

Thanks Gary, much appreciated.

I think the worst of it was that we have a good system in place but I had (foolishly, and not quite realising the system Gert had set up) loaded my Flanders Fields photographs onto the second external hard drive that backs up the first external hard-drive that backs up the laptop. The problem was that thousands of Istanbul photos had overloaded my laptop and the Flanders Fields photographs were only on the second back-up ...

It should have been foolproof but it could be said that I'm a wee bit special sometimes :)

I realised the problem when I went to organise sending you and another kiwi friend your relatives Flanders Fields photographs. Will try and get back onto that tonight.
xo

furiousBall said...

whew, glad to hear you got the photos back

Di Mackey said...

Aye, it was a relief, Van. Sometimes being a computer gumbie needlessly complicates my life ... ;)