Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Briefly: Technology isn't my friend

My computer inexplicably crashed in the middle of a paper I've been avoiding writing (but cannot avoid much longer), and lost some of my work. (Thank you, MS Word, for not recovering that last hour's worth of work.) Then, even more bizarrely, all of my hundred or so Firefox bookmarks had disappeared.

For a while, it felt like a little part of me had died. I know it sounds stupid, but there's a lot of me in all those pages: funny comics, brilliant photography, inspiring things, cool Royals stuff I'd buy if I could, great sportswriting from all over, resources for all my greatest computer (read: pirating) needs, a crazy number of sports blogs, a bunch of research for one of my part-time jobs....all gone.

Luckily, Firefox backs up bookmarks every day, and my brother gets the most golden gold star in the world for helping me discover that nice little feature, and find and restore that part of my life.

Now, back to that paper...if I survive tomorrow and Thursday, I will bring Part II of my 2008 Royals forecast, and perhaps some other cool stuff. Until then, you can keep watching Joey Gathright put his car-jumping skills to practical use.

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