in/out error

I’ve been living dangerously with my PowerBook for the last couple of months, bad sectors and other arcane hardware malfeasance, along with torturous doubling back and forth with my back-up drive, until Friday night when it all turned crap. Somewhere in the midst of a kernal panic, my System Folder got unravelled, and now exists in no small part, completely disorganised in a folder called ‘Rescued Items’. This is a Bad Thing.

I’m considering trying to write the contents of my back-up drive to laptop, but with all the bad sectors that have left a nasty trail of corruption across my life I have a fear of more damage and catastrophe. The obvious solution is to buy a new drive. However, my laptop being so ancient is worth slightly less than 5400rpm of spinning magnetic discs. Also I need (emphasise need, not merely want) a new pair of shoes, and I’m too scared to even look at my credit card.

Anyway, lame excuse for not blogging.