March 29, 2013

Please Standby

I would like to report that SDP's absence from the blogosphere is solely due to a busy spring schedule; however, that's not the case.  After returning from a glorious whirlwind trip to Key Biscayne (mandated by the SDP Editor-in-Chief) for the Sony Open, I downloaded 600+ photos of the tournament:  Serena Williams, Richard Gasquet, John Isner, and more. Good stuff. Then, my photo storage crashed.  (Read:  CRASHED)  Of course, having 24K+ photos, I have a good backup system.   After days of work, though, my Mac repair guy and I have been unable to restore my photo library.  While cautiously optimistic, SDP is now reluctantly preparing for catastrophic crisis mode.   Please keep us in your thoughts.

16 comments:

We are: clamco said...

I just reminded my daughter to back up her files on her external hard drive. She has a mac also. If she ever lost all her digital art, it would be very bad. I hope you can restore your photos. Good luck!

Ernie said...

That explains the quiet sobbing I can hear through the wall at night... Hopefully you can still get everything back.

Clueless in Boston said...

Good luck. That is my worst nightmare too.

SFlaGuy said...

As much as I like the Mac, I have remained a PC guy for the simple reason I always know where my photos are. They are not cataloged by some mysterious software. I still want a Mac laptop to round out my Apple invasion of iPhone, iPod, and iPad but for brute force backups I will stick to my ten year old PC and 4 external hard drives. Keep me posted though. My good friend has misplaced seven years of her children. No backup :-(

Jack said...

Oh no! I am away from home, but now I plan to do another backup the moment I return! Good luck, SRQ.

LONDONLULU said...

Oh no, say it ain't so! I hope things are retrievable somewhere somehow! It's happened to me before, though, so I feel the pain and am sending lots of good luck vibes. (Despite a lot of Mac products in this household, I've been mainly using my PC for photos and backing up on a separate drive.)

LOLfromPasa said...

Not good! Hope it all gets sorted. I did wonder where you were. Fingers crossed for a happy ending.

Lowell said...

Good Lord! Talk about frightening. I can't imagine. Glad that you've got things back again! That's the stuff of nightmares for me. But I do keep copies of everything on four different hard drives! :)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, I had a little excitement like that a few years back. Lost the last pictures of my Mom taken only a few weeks before she died. Thank God I know a GOOD computer tech and by hook or crook he was able to retrieve them. Now, I'm a believer in backups. Which I need to do again.

Michelle said...

Best of luck to you. Busy schedule here as well and computer crashed too. We have a lot in common. I have been trying to blog/catch up on a tiny lap top and am not liking it. lol

Kay said...

Oh, no! N-O-O-O-O-O-O-O! Not the backup! I'm waiting for the part where you say, "This is just a drill. If this had been a REAL emergency you'd get instructions and your tech would greet you with a big smile." Which I really, really hope happens for you.

Andy said...

It's a photographer's nightmare. I hope everything works out for you.

Ali Crehan said...

Oh nooooooo!!!!

Leslie D. said...

Oh no! The hazards of modern life. I dropped my camera on the driveway yesterday getting into the car. It didn't work for a moment and then..miraculously revived itself. Otherwise I'd be posting the same message. Hoping for the best for you..

Kay said...

Still trying to remain optimistic for you. I hope the Mac doctor is seeing signs of life in the patient and that you're just staying busy on other things. . .

Ruby said...

I love how you deliver this with confidence. *applause* I think you deserve it for acting wise enough to have a good backup system all set. As much as the digital era is at its prime, I know a lot of people who still behave headstrong in taking this matter. Just keep it up! :) -->Ruby