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I See Dead People….In My Dreams…

I’ve been having weird dreams lately when I eventually get to sleep. Always have issues sleeping, never sleep through the night, only get a couple to a few hours of sleep per night but lately I’ve been dreaming about dead people. Last night both my mom and dad were in my dream, and they’re dead. I woke up in like a haze when my alarm went off at 4:30am like almost still in the dream and it was fresh in my mind but fading. I don’t know, it was just weird, I’ve been having weird dreams lately and most of them have dead people in them and people I used to know.


The Best Laid Plans

Y’know I had plans to get a lot of work done this weekend then I ended up just doing small projects around the house that just kept turning up and needing done. Then of course those projects turned out to be more difficult than they should have been. I guess that’s to be expected when you live in a 100+ year old house right?

I figured today I’d be able to get some work done. Took my kids to school, went and got my car inspected for 8am, I get home about 9:15am and find my house is cold. Yes my 3 year old furnace died and I come to find that it’s out of warranty. Well there is a warranty on the parts, but not the labor and it costs $89 just to walk in my front door that’s not including the actual work to be done.

I can’t win, it’s always something…

Firefox WTF?!?!

Oh Firefox I used to love thee.

At one point I recommended you to all of my friends and installed you on all of my computers.

What has happened to you?

You now crash at least four times per day, usually more than that, and usually at the most inopportune times.

Why have you forsaken me Firefox? Why are you treating me this way, why are you doing this to me? What have I done to deserve this scorn from you?

With all of your updates I thought you were getting better, but it seems you’re just getting worse.

I’ve taken to using IE more now, but it feels like cheating, but when you’re not there for me I’ve got to turn my attention elsewhere. I don’t want to cheat on you but you give me no choice.

Is our relationship coming to an end? Is it really over?

It was nice while it lasted but it seems your desire to become popular has overshadowed your actual usefulness.

You were my rock, I could depend on your like no other, but now you fail me, you’ve let me down.

I think it might be time to part ways my dear Firefox, parting is just such sweet sorrow.

It might be time to move on to another that will not let me down as you have.

You used to bring me happiness but now you just bring me frustration and even anger, and that I cannot live with anymore.

Why have you done this to me?

I will miss you.

Maybe, when you get your act together, we can start anew, but until then I just cannot bear to see you anymore.

All is not lost! Thank you PhotoRec and CGSecurity!

SO after 10 hours of using every DOS based utility I could get my little paws on, I had no luck, I was at my wits end… Then I did a bit of research and found a program called PhotoRec from CGSecurity. Now I knew I had the DOS based version and for whatever reason it wouldn’t work correctly for me, it didn’t see any other drives besides the one I wanted to get the data from, so in other words I couldn’t save the files it recovered… I went to the PhotoRec site and found that they have a Windows (and Linux) based version as well, downloaded that and it worked! Only took a little over 2 hours to complete and so far it seems I have everything..

The only drawback is that it renames everything to F1,F2,F3 etc etc…

Here’s a screenshot of when it completed it’s recovery for me which you can click to see it larger..

but you’ll notice that it recovered over 26 thousand JPG files for me.. that’s a whole lot of renaming.. not to mention all the other files in there as well.. but I don’t care.. I got my data back!!!!!!!!!

I also used PhotoRec on the two XD Picture cards I used on Saturday, got all that data back and more… PhotoRec recovers even the files that were deleted if they weren’t written over yet…

This program has now become a permanent part of my little toolbox..

After that I spent most of the day doing back ups.. I went a bit overboard with it, saving all my stuff to four hard drives and 10 DVDs but oh well…. I think I’m going to use a RAID Mirror from now on for that hard disk that way I’ll be almost sure that this won’t happen again, of course I’ll still be backing up frequently as well to an external HDD

But if you need to recover your lost files go and check it out: