Monday, January 2, 2012

Ah! Meltdown... !

Well it happened- lost all of my photos (and some damn cool writing projects I had partially completed) to a hard drive melt down on my MacBook Pro. Thing just stopped working- now all I get is the little, spinning thing with a prohibited sign above it on start up. SUCKS! I ran the diagnostics/start up disc that came with it and it says there's a hardware problem so I'm off to an appointment at the local Apple store to see what can be done (it's not even a year old). 

Really hope I don't lose everything off the drive. What? Of course not. Who backs things up these days? Oh, yeah... everybody does. Someday I'll learn. Some great stuff could be lost: photos, go-pro footage and a play-by-play guide I'd been working on for surfing mainland Mex. We'll see what happens- keep your fingers crossed for me.

On the plus side, I found my new favorite fin set up for head high and under surf: Nectar Thruster set from Futures. It's in their 2012 line and I'm fired up on it. As you know each board and each wave has their own set of demands- for the 8'4 I'm on now in fun, little waves- this set is it. More to come. I hope.


Anonymous said...

bummer John!
learned my lesson and bought a Seagate external back up hard drive-i buy anew one every two years just to be safe-you can set it to back up all your stuff every day-no brainer!
CD and i going to patch for late afternoon tuesday sesh to catch incoming NW!-hope you get some!

supsurf bahia brasil said...

Peace, every thing will finish in good position

sadorno said...

I just had the same thing happen with My Macbook Pro. They are awesome when they work. Sorry that happened to you.

Anonymous said...

That's the worst man! I learned the hard way too and finally broke down and bought a backup when I lost a years worth of work.

It's crazy how much we rely on computers and just one day everything can be wiped out.

Did you end up being able to save the files?

Brian said...

Yep John, get a hard drive back up. Seagate is nice, but you might want to check out the Lacie ones. The 'shock proof' ones. I have a seagate for all my music, the Lacie for my video/pics.