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Monthly Archives: April 2007

The first day of the rest of your life

Yesterday was the deadline for depositing dissertations for May graduation. After a final bit of drama (my advisor emailing to tell me that she hadn’t in fact finished circulating the signature sheets, so I needed to come get them, collect signatures, overnight them to my distinguished outside reader, and get them back again by the […]

Well, darn

So the data recovery specialist called me this morning… ALL GONE. He can, however, refer me to another data recovery firm which might be able to get something back. For $1400. Hmm. Is all that stuff I lost about theological controversies in the Byzantine empire worth it?

Steve Jobs, where are you when I need you?

So yesterday morning, my beloved Powerbook–which hasn’t given me a moment’s trouble in four years–gave a single hiccup and died. Thoroughly. And me with the final deposit of my dissertation still looming (it has to be formally accepted by the university by next Friday), a speech at the Smithsonian this Saturday, and three weeks worth […]