Another (Astonishing) Hard Disk Update

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Hello, world. I have some incredible news. The crashed hard disk I blogged about (lamented, mourned, etc.) last Spring has been cloned. I have all my old data back. Not only that, but in the process, my dad found that the old one is still working, and not exhibiting the classic “Click of Death” it was that fateful day in April. It can be used as an external disk now, since it’s been cloned. Only problem is, nobody can access my old Windows profile folder. For better or for worse, who knows. It’s not a major inconvenience; all the data is on the new disk anyway.
Since it was recovered, I spent some time removing some extraneous programs to make the machine run faster. I removed five redundant ZIP utilities (two or three had Windows Explorer extensions in the context menu), an FTP client that I don’t even remember, an ancient text editor I replaced with another program on my current (locked down) computer, and many other things too numerous to list here. Stay tuned for status updates on this miracle.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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