"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Idiot user.

Well, I'm an ass.

I had my laptop cut into two partitions while I was running the Tiger dev builds. Now that ADC has seeded 8A428 (which is the Tiger GM) I figured I would reformat and install on a single partition. So I back up /Users/bda to my 10G iPod and then wander upstairs to put more crap on the iPod while Tiger installs on my laptop.

I sit down at my desk, plug in the iPod, and go "wtf is this bda directory doing here? Delete!"

I've been like this all day. Just. Wow.

So I break out Data Rescue X and it sees nothing useful. Sucks for me!

So I pretty much lost ~/tmp, which contained all sorts of random stuff, like data from my work network scans, and ~/Projects, which contained, well... code from the last four years. Whoops! Thankfully it all sucked!

I have backups of the working code, of course, since I'm using it elsewhere. And I have backups of my address book, calenders and thank the gods backups of my keychain and ssh keys. Cos wow. That would have been pretty much awful.

I'm sitting here building an encrypted disk image of what I can find to back up, like an asshole, and it has gone from a 2.3G ~ to 260MB.


Smooth fuckin' move, Allen.

April 30, 2005 12:06 AM

MS-DOS' undelete command owns you.

Viva la 16 bit OS!

Posted by: Stevers at April 30, 2005 8:06 PM

I suspect part of the problem is that I was copying data to the damn thing before I realized what I had done.

Oh well!

Posted by: bda at April 30, 2005 9:14 PM
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