Sunday, February 01, 2009

An upside of hard drive failure

...is that it forces a person to start afresh. So here I am, doing just that. Hats off to H for getting this beast back up on its feet. All my work had been backed up, so there was no anxiety regarding that. Now it's just a matter of deciding what I want at hand. Which programs. Which feeds. What's relevant to what I'm doing now?

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While my computer was out of commission, the mail truck was not. Another book arrived.


I ordered Letters I Didn't Write not so long ago. I became aware of John MacKenzie a number of years back, during my time online. I have his last book as well and it's safe to say I'll be buying his next.

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We got a good 20 cm of snow yesterday. So today, while H was finishing up here, I was in the studio with the notebook, surfing blogs and studying curious comment streams while waiting for the wind to die down. I was going to clean the driveway, but wasn't too keen on freezing my face. Lo and behold, one of our wonderful neighbours came along with his ATV and plowed it out. Yay! This is not the first time. What a generous thing to do.

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Speaking of relevance, yay for Culture on the Go!

On the go. I like that. I'm now going to spend some time with Darwin and molecular clocks over on Blogging the Origin.

2 comments:

John W. MacDonald said...

Modifying blogger templates is the bane of my existence. good luck with your venture.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Thanks! I knew switching over would be a pain, and I had fully intended to keep the same template, but the customized template had serious problems. Like ugly lines under the titles and whatnot. Bummer. Of course there's no going back now. I knew 2009 would be a big year of change, but this is just downright silly.