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Leviathan meets the Incredible Hulk

Thank God for Mrs. Quizzical!

Posted on 2007.01.05 at 10:03
mrsquizzical has saved my life this morning, oh, yes!

I wrote a bit more of Chapter Eleven this morning before leaving for work. Saved. Shut down my WP program. Took the Flash Drive that "Harry Potter and the Unbreakable Bond" is on, and came to work.

Here, I put the drive in my computer, and tried to openthe document, so I can get a few more lines in in my downtime. And the entire 150-plus page document was corrupted.

Fortunately, being the insecure bastard that I am, I had sent two of the crucial scenes to mrsquizzical for her comments, so she returned those to me, and I managed, with a lot of grunting and skull-sweat, to find the unformatted text of the rest in the hash that was my long, long document, so Chapter Eleven could be resurrected.

Gah!
Thank God for mrsquizzical!

Comments:


herrbgone
herrbgone at 2007-01-05 16:06 (UTC) (Link)
Kriky! I hate when that happens! Glad you were able to recover... My plan to avoid that, especially with my CAD files at work, involves my adaptation of the dictators 'vote early and vote often' exhortation:

Save early, save often and make dated back-up copies.
YY-MM-DD – filename.ext

If it'll fit on a floppy disk it might not be a bad idea to dust off the old drive and make it earn its place in your system. Beats the heck out of disaster recovery the hard way!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-05 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
The Prologue and First Ten Chapters are stored both on LJ and on The Quidditch Pitch, so it was just one chapter that had to be re-assembled. The problem was one of leaving in a hurry.

I'll remember to take the time to save backups from here on out, though.
louhq at 2007-01-05 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
Shivers with Horror. Goes to back up everything (again).

I'm so glad you got most of it back! What a nightmare!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-05 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
Well, all's well that ends well. But yes, a reminder to back up is always good.
abovethestars
abovethestars at 2007-01-05 18:24 (UTC) (Link)
Thank God for mrsquizzical

...that is the story of my life!

Glad you were able to duplicate your chapter.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-05 18:31 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you and me, both. There's a lot of stuff in there I really liked, adn I have no idea if I could have re-written it half as well.
Risie
risiepookie at 2007-01-05 21:04 (UTC) (Link)

Thank God!

Hey there! I was wondering where you had been over the last several days- no posts from you ::pouts::

Thank the heavens above for small favors, huh? I'm so glad that you were able to get a copy from Q. ::phew::

Will we be treated to a new chapter anytime soon?

::huggles:: good to hear from you.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-06 01:59 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank God!

Working, reading, writing, and spending small amounts of time away from my computer.

Lovely to be greeted so warmly, though.
Risie
risiepookie at 2007-01-08 01:40 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank God!

Heaven forbid any of us should spend any substantial time away from our commputers! ::winkwink::

Only the warmest of greetings for you, my dear. :o)
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-08 14:10 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank God!

Away from our computers... It's a scary place, really.... I'm glad to be back in front of one!

Thanks, sweetie.
B00
i_m_b00 at 2007-01-05 21:52 (UTC) (Link)
Oh thank God for MrsQ.

I have done that before with one of my major school papers I swear to God my heart stopped. My DH did some kind of techie thing and fixed it.

But damn it takes years off your life.

Yey that you still have it!! Looking forward to it
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-06 02:00 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so thankful. All I lost was about an hour. A great bargain indeed.
jo
jo_ron at 2007-01-06 01:14 (UTC) (Link)
she is a doll...isn't she

but you are the computer wizard...you wadded through hash to rescue your story.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-06 02:01 (UTC) (Link)
More luck than skill on my part, I promise.
xedra
xedra at 2007-01-06 10:27 (UTC) (Link)
OMG, Mrs Q saved the day!
Where is she? I must kiss her feet and squish her to bits!
*dances for joy*
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-06 10:53 (UTC) (Link)
She's the greatest!
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