Sunday, 24 June 2012

Hard Drive Crash

I've had a serious hard drive crash tonight and it's causing a few problems.
Well, I say "a few".
I usually back-up stuff to another drive - cos I'm a bit OCD like that - but unfortunately I haven't been as on the ball lately. What this means is that the ABU! show due for this Thursday has gone and I can't retrieve it.
It was a bit of a special one as well and I'm gutted that I can't now broadcast it.

Also the artwork for this month's show (and next month's) has vamoosed, too.

Yes, I know that I should've been more wary and I have no one but myself to blame.




Mista WARZ!!! said...

I know the feeling, man. Recently I had an external HDD fuck up and I felt almost suicidal, then I discovered it was just the power pack that had given up the ghost and all was right in the world.

Sorry to hear of the demise of this monthes show too, bollocks indeed.

Mista WARZ!!! said...

Sorry to hear of the demise of this monthes show, man. Bollocks indeed.
I often listen to the podcasts while at work as I usually end up missing the live show. Chin up, old chap.

dean coster said...

Is it a hard drive crash or a comp crash? Because there are ways that files can be retrieved. Don't give up hope yet!

Repo said...

Thanks for the comments, chaps.

I tried a Data Recovery program which ABU! supporter RUSEONE emailed to me.
Sadly it was close but no cigar...
At one stage I thought I might retrieve all my files back again but they appear as just 'skeletonic' icons, empty files.

And other ideas would be greatly appreciated either here or ageingbboysunite(AT)yahoo(DOT)com


Mista WARZ!!! said...

FAAACK!!! I hate it when you type in a comment and it doesn't send so you have to go through the ballache of typing it out again, only to find out (eventually) that they've BOTH been accepted thus making me look like a right tit.

Anyhoo, have you considered doing the show live?? Theres plenty of snide software out there for mixing mp3's live. It wouldn't be quite the same, I know, but it's gotta be better than nothin', ya get me?

Repo said...

When I type comments in a box I usually CMD+A, CMD+C before submitting as I've lost many intellectual and groovy comments in the past. But hey, you're speaking to a guy who doesn't back up his shit, so what would I know ;-)

Well, Warz old sonny Jim, fella-me-lad.... I have the hardware to do a live show (Traktor) and would love one day to do so. However, living out in the sticks in Norfolk as I am means that my broadband is sadly lacking in any competent speed. It would just be embarrassing for all those involved if I did do it.
I did some test broadcasts with Waxer a while back and the stats just weren't anywhere near what would be acceptable for an online broadcast.
Believe me, I'm sure I'll be able to do it one day. Like Oscar Goldman said, we have the technology....

Mista WARZ!!! said...

Fuck, I'd forgotten you'd kitted yaself out with Traktor.
Pity about the bandwidths out there in deepest, darkest Norfolk, hopefully fibre optic broadband will crawl out your way eventually. (and this time I have copied my input before submiiting, just in case). I'm outski.

ramses said...

Shocking news Ben. I can only imagine how long it takes you to compose those sweet sonic collages of yours but I'm guessing that's many hours lost. Good to hear that we might get the show next week.

P.S. I never knew it was Oscar Goldman who said "we have the technology". That's a fact worth knowing.

Ric Flair said...

Norfolk ?
High speed broadband ?
I'm currently typing this on a Spectrum !

Very rough thing to happen Ben,
I had the same shit happen a few years back so now I bacdafucup severely.

I hear you lost some Partridge, I can certainly hook you up there.
Let me know what you want & i'll send it your way old boy.


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