Thursday, July 15, 2010

What you bring back





























Well, we're back.

I brought home scarves, pearls, key chain bottle openers, ideas for articles, memories of good times with friends, several nasty computer viruses and various species of spyware. I've been running multiple scans, and while my netbook was unaffected, there were over 4,000 corrupted files on my portable hard drive, and over 6,000 on my flash draft. I'd been connecting these to a university computer on which I had Internet access, and it was apparently infected.

All my data was very well backed before I left the US; otherwise I'd have lost years of work. Dennis Cope is helping me salvage my pictures. Maddeningly, I may have erased some pictures myself as I was reconstracting my data. Moral: Back your data! Work slowly! Quit when you're tired.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

What does tomorrow mean? It is 5:30 pm here, but at home it’s 5:00 in the morning. I leave Weihai tomorrow and make a stop in Beijing. ...