So, I've been AWOL for the last couple of days. You would think as a former computer tech I would have recognized the signs of a failing hard drive...
Wednesday evening, my hard drive crashed. Best I could figure, the drive motor froze. Lucky for me, and you, I make daily backups of everything I write to an SD chip with a utility called SyncToy 2.1. It's written by Microsoft and works with Windows 7 just fine.
Anyway, I had to wait for payday to get the replacement drive, then I took the old drive to a friend of mine who specializes in data recovery. He helped me reinstall my system on the new drive, and get my system back on its feet. While I was at it, I upgraded the RAM and put in a new keyboard. I seriously love my netbook.
I tried to login to Gmail at work, but...
SOL was a no-go from the beginning and I knew better than to try. So, I'm back, and the next chapter is in the queue.
Thank you to all of you who sent hello messages. I've got some catching up to do, so bear with me. I will get to you.
Thank you for reading.