Last week wasn't a good week for me, tech-wise. Last Tuesday, my workstation in the office died. The Mac unit was roughly four years old and the OS wouldn't load. And all my files? Gone.
Last Saturday, the workstation at home AND my netbook conked out. The home workstation was about six years old, and it had served the family well with its limited 512kb RAM and 40GB hard drive. I got a new unit over the weekend, loaded with Windows 7, and I pray that it lasts at least three years.
As for the two-year old netbook, I had the harddrive checked at a repair shop (and learned what enclosures are), and was told that nothing could be retrieved. Everything else worked, so it's just a matter of me getting a new hard drive for the unit and loading it with a new OS. Or, maybe save up a bit more and get a new netbook. Just have to find a way to manage all the e-junk that's slowly piling up.
The hassles of the 21st century. I'm recalling those stress-free yesteryears ... all we worried about were party lines.