Today’s Author Post – Put Yourself in the Path of Inspiration

On Monday my computer’s hard drive died so at the moment I don’t have access to my files so no woodworking pictures this week.  Looks like it will be next week before I’ll be fully up and running.  The holiday season is making it difficult to schedule time at the Apple store to get it repaired.  Good thing I’ve got my company laptop so I can still get on-line.  Likely Sunday’s post will be all about how to protect your data.  Today I am just praying that my time machine back up is good and I can still recover my work.

I do have something for you to checkout today.  I did another post for Today’s Author and my post “Put Yourself in the Path of Inspiration” just went live.  Please check it out.

If you need me – I’ll be at the Apple Store
Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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23 Responses to Today’s Author Post – Put Yourself in the Path of Inspiration

  1. Surrounding you with Techno fix good wishes.

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  2. Annika Perry says:

    I’m happy for you that your mac is up and running now, Andrew. How did you survive the Apple Store? Last time I took my iPad in I had to wait two hours despite having a booked time slot! Can they really replace the hard drive on a mac?

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  3. Good luck Andrew. I lost a hard drive about 4 years ago and my Time Capsule saved everything. It took less than an hour to get the new drive up and running.
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    • I am hopeful the data is still there. I’ve never done a restore before so I am slightly concerned. The big time delay now is getting Apple to replace the hard drive. Bad time of year to need their services. They were nice on the phone, but clearly swamped with requests.

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  4. Margie says:

    Hope everything turns out all right!
    I’m an old school PC user. External back up drives are pretty cheap now, so I have a couple of them that I keep up to date by the good old ‘copy/paste’ method!

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    • I recently bought a 2 TB external drive for about $100 (likely over paid). At our house we copy photos, docs and things to an external drive that we keep in our fireproof safe. Yeah, I am paranoid about losing data.

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    My laptop is old in laptop years, and your post reminds me I better think about getting a new one before it dies. And back everything up well. Hope it turns out okay for you.

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  6. That has happened to me. I now back up every thing on a USB memory stick or an external hardrive. Wish all the luck in retrieving your work. Be well.

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  7. George says:

    Good luck at the Apple Store, especially this time of year..:)

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  8. I’ve heard good things about Mac’s Time Machine. I’ve often wished PCs had something better than their unreliable rewind. I understand Windows 10 does, though I’m not updating until I have to.

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    • One of the reasons I moved to MAC was better backups (plus OSx). With Windows you really need to buy third party stuff and quality is all over the map. While Time Machine is good, I think I am going to start researching cloud backups so I can get to it from any computer.

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    • Annika Perry says:

      Oh don’t upgrade to Windows 10! My husband did and has had no end of trouble and spent so much time trying to sort things out. There seems to be so much trouble with that upgrade reading further online and he really regrets going ahead with upgrade. He has since switched back but problems persist.

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      • Windows has always had a bad reputation when it comes to upgrades. There are technical and other issues that cause Microsoft some problems there. Apple has its share of problems but MAC upgrades tend to be less disruptive. Still, I always wait a few weeks after the upgrade release before applying any upgrade just in case.

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