Ah a momentary quiet time, think I spoke too soon in my previous posts about being a quiet time at egg I now seem to have more work than I can fit in, but that’s good as it keeps me from getting bored. However just moving onto a new task so thought I’d take a small amount of time to write a post for my blog, time to talk techie and berate people for their dodgy use of technology.
Had a lot of experience with the idea of backups over the last week or so; got back from Penarth on Sunday after a very enjoyable night out with Bethan for her birthday. Moved all my stuff in and set up my desktop in the living room and my laptop in my bedroom when I realised I needed to get hold of data only held in a backup on my external hard drive, only the problem is I needed to reinstall the backup software to do this, and the key to get the program to install was locked safely away in the backup file!
How can I be such a Muppet, how can I do such a thing that I would berate other users for doing it’s a classic mistake that I should of known better than to do. Still worked out how to get some of the data from the file, enabling me to re-install the backup software and get all my data back, but if the file had been better encrypted I would have been scuppered!
Then on Tuesday I had arranged with Amy, one of my house mates, to go into town and sample some of the night life in Derby. I was really looking forward to this as I can count the amount of times I’ve been out into town on two fingers, and I don’t even have to use the knuckles. However come 9pm and there’s no sign of Amy whatsoever so I had to console myself with watching some TV. Anyway at 10 she finally returns home to tell us that she got stuck in work as a new system update for the software they use had a bug or a virus that wiped all the data in the system, Nice! Then they realised they hadn’t taken backups for about 3 months and so she had to work trying to re-input all the data from the past 3 years or something. This is a classic and I keep trying to explain that it really shouldn’t be her problem, when the new software has such a bug surely it should be covered by a EULA or something?
Anyway life goes on, just.
Got Dave’s wedding this weekend so that should be good, although I really think that I need to spend a weekend in derby soon!