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grrr. arrrgh.

I have a had a fucking horrible day.

For the last two weeks, I've been interviewing people - some very fancy, hard to find people - for an I**** T**** piece about publishers' reading group guides and the way that they are reaching out more directly for readers. I interviewed about ten people.

This morning, while doing the last interview, I clicked the wrong button on my minidisc player and erased the whole disc. Every single fucking interview. All of them. Two week's work. Gone. I've spent today trying to do two week's work in one day. Needless to say, I haven't succeeded. And because almost every single person I interviewed was a posh English publishing person with a very similar job, I can't even remember who said what, so I can't even write what I do remember.



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Jun. 30th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaargh! I'm so sorry. I can only imagine how pissed off you must be!
Jun. 30th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
Is there any place near by that might do data-retrieval or something?
Jun. 30th, 2004 11:22 am (UTC)
Oh no oh no oh no! I can't begin to imagine how hellish that is! Poor, poor you.
Jun. 30th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
Oh my God -- I've literally had nightmares about what you're going through now. What you must do now is take that minidisc out ASAP so it can't be accessed by the file system and then get on the horn to the geekiest person you know in Dublin and start them talking about data recovery options -- I've seen data brought back from the dead enough times to make it worth your time and even some cash for either software or expert service.

(My vet friend once wiped out his bosses' entire collection of safari picture stored on a flash disk, but was able to recover them all with some software he purchased on the 'net for example)
Jun. 30th, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
Oh, I like this suggestion! I hope it works somehow!

Poor, poor you!
Jun. 30th, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC)
Mr. R. currently works at a place that does data recovery. It's expensive as hell, but they can do amazing things.
Jun. 30th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC)
Oh fuckfuckfuck. How very horrible and crap. But, I second the suggestion above: get out the geeks. Now. All will not be lost.
Jun. 30th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
I third the suggestion! And good luck!!!!
Jun. 30th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC)
Oh god, what a nightmare. I second/third/whatever everyone's suggestions to find a computer geek and try and do some retrieval. It can be done.
Jun. 30th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
That is one of the most horrid days about which I've ever heard.

Did you meet with an appropriate and knowledgeable geek?
Jul. 1st, 2004 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh God, that's awful.

Have you found a geeky person yet? I might be able to track down some people who could help.
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