This might come out as insensitive and immature to those of you who’ve breezed through greater ordeals, but even the smallest triplet of losses in quick succession might have one running for spiritual solace.
A quick blow-by-blow:
- Internal hard-drive crash; managed to back up an image to my external hard-drive: May 19, 2011
- External hard-drive crash; no, I didn’t back this up: June 16, 2011
- Firefox crash; cleared my history, and didn’t restore the 23 tabs I had open: July 6, 2011
The Letux 400, a rebranded Skytone Alpha 400. The cool pen-like thing lying next to it is the “Optimal Supplement for the Openmoko Freerunner”. to quote the product brochure. Why?
Thanks Quark 2011!
Update: To my surprise, the “goodie” ended up being one passed through many hands; horribly used, with the spring-latch mechanism of the SD card broken (which means you need to hold your SD card in place to prevent it from popping out), and to top it off, all the documents, settings and other remnants of the previous owner(s) still gracing various folders. It’s still an amazing little, used, gadget. But then again, I guess I should just be happy to get anything in the first place, with the pseudo-nepotism that’s now completely taken the place of meritocracy, even in the smallest of administrative institutions. Sad, really.