I've just moved a lot of music files over - but there are still some missing for some reason (or perhaps just hiding from me!). And, at the moment, I can't seem to find all my genealogical files....but they must be there somewhere! I've been waiting 9 months - so a bit longer's not going to make any difference.
Patience is a virtue!
I still have a huge stack of the 3.5" floppies from way back when but most of my more recent files I keep backups on CD-ROMS.
While on the subject I have a funny story to share:
I've an uncle (my father's younger brother), very smart guy in his field (chemical engineering) but when his first PC Windows 95 got a virus (this was back in the late 1990's), everything crashed, and he lost all of his files that he was working on. He had no backups. That was about the same time I was designing a website (my first, with HTML) and kept copies of all files I was working with so I wouldn't lose anything in case the computer crashed.
Gosh..Windows 95......Have I really been on the internet that long......
Certainly seemed more user friendly than 3.1
Yeah when I no longer had the gargantuan Gateway desktop computer I inherited from my father (that "tower" was about 4' tall, LOL) all I had was those 3.5" floppies, and I wanted to get the files from them transferred to CD-ROMS so I had it done for a small fee at a computer service store. That was way back when CD-ROMS could only be written to once. Now, the new CD-ROMS can be written to several times until the disk is "filled up."
That Gateway (and its cow patch design) intimidated me from the first. Yet my father, who was still alive back then, in 1997, showed me how to use it - Mom wasn't technologically inclined but Dad was having been a COBOL programmer for many years - and like anything else, it took practice. I learned HTML - my first computer language and it was quite fun. Now I can't imagine living without a computer.
Those of you who know me are aware of my annual participation in the local Half Marathon. I have had a lot of encouragement this year from the guys at my gym, as well as the friends that I run with.
My friend Trina who takes care of my feet got in contact with the local newspaper, and this article is the result. I will let you know how I get on when I get home on Sunday. We are starting at 6am, so we are hoping that the weather will be kind to us, I don't mind if it is cold and windy, but not much fun if it is raining!
Thanks very much Shirl!
I hear that there will be some showers and sunny intervals. It could be worse, and I do like a challenge!
After all of the training I have done I am sure that I can knock thirty minutes off last years three hour result, especially as I am two stone lighter, most of it off my waist! :)
I have just greedily eaten six chocolate digestives! (I've been on a diet for nearly a year and have recently started to get cravings for sweet things which really didn't interest me beforehand-I just thought I'd share my guilt!)
Good luck with the run Ray! It must be nice to have a friend to look after your feet!