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One very dead computer

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, March 8, 2002, 22:28
Hi everyone,

It seems Boudewijn and Irina have had a big computer accident, and they lost a
lot of material. Moreover, they seem to be unable to reach the list. So here I
post for them the mail they wanted to send to the list.


Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.
From Fri Mar  8 14:56:00 2002
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 14:48:09 +0100 (CET)
From: Boudewijn Rempt <boud@...>
Subject: One very dead computer

Wednesday our computer died in our absence. We were away for the day, and
when we came back, we noticed a nasty smell in the study. The power supply
had melted, and it has taken every component inside the case with it. When
I touched the case itself, I got an electric shock...

Today the disks have been officially pronounced dead by reputable computer
repair men, and we've orderd two new systems (this was the third computer
to go in three months). My old laptop is now impersonating Calcifer, our

This means, of course, that a lot of conlang stuff has gone, since we only
had backups of the novels we were writing, and some essential
administrative stuff, due to a non-cooperative cd-burner. Specifically:

* The relay (both of them, in fact.)
* The archives of the relay list
* The conlang pages on Skerre
* The Kura database that contained new Valdyan and Denden words
* Megabytes, megabytes and megabytes of email.
* mirrors of the grammar of Tokana and other stuff by other conlangers.

So, if someone had a mirror of, especially, the relay -- please keep
it safe for us, and give us a copy when we are really up and running
again. Possibly next Thursday, otherwise a week later.

Boudewijn Rempt

When is the last time _you_ made a complete backup? Do not put off until
tomorrow what you should have done two years ago.


taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>