“Media error, please check cable”

It was bound to happen sooner or later.  The hard drive on my laptop has joined the choir invisible. 

I had some inkling ahead of time and saved the irreplaceable stuff (family photos and original documents)  on some flash drives, as well as small subset of the music and pdfs I had on there.

Honestly it’s a bit liberating to be rid of the *hundreds* of documents and books (and zines and who knows what else) I’d downloaded and never got around to reading.  There are probably a few things I will miss but there is more where that came from.

I think it will be a while before I replace the drive (maybe with a SSD, when I can afford it).  In the meantime I hope I will devote the time I used to spend online at home on better things — painting, exercising, and reading!  Maybe even decluttering the real space now that the virtual space is cleaned out…

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  1. Here, here! Forced simplicity may be the paradigm shift you needed!

  2. You have taken that much better than I would have.

    • Well I have had a few days to come to terms with the five stages of HD failure. [denial (“It’s just a windows update issue”), anger (“frrking Windows! frrking laptops! frrking world!”), bargaining (“Just boot up a few more times…”), depression (“I’m done with the intertoobs”) and now acceptance….] 🙂

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