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<voice type=Professor Farnsworth>Good news, everyone! </voice> It's warming up in Dallas in time for me to leave town for the holidays! At least I won't be going downstairs to meet the airport shuttle early Friday morning in sub-freezing temperatures.

I had a followup with my GP today and -- no surprise -- the lump we felt at the last visit is gone. I think she believes that I have ornery boobs now. (I reiterated the family history of fibrocystic breasts, the only incidences of breast cancer being in advanced age, etc.. I sound cocky about medical issues, but anything out of the ordinary would be promptly imaged.)

My secondhand laptop that has been retired from everyday use since we resurrected my desktop system won't boot. It posts, but doesn't see the hard drive. It's set to auto-detect in BIOS setup, it doesn't see it. Bah. Since it's a relatively tiny (20 GB) drive, Vogon picked up a larger one at Fry's today, we'll hook up the current hard drive to the 2.5" drive hookup in his computer to see what TestDisk can see on it. Worst case, we'll put the new drive in and reinstall fresh.

As a reminder, I'll be in Colorado from the 19th (late morning) until the 31st (early morning). My schedule is still open, less Christmas morning and a possible lunch with mountain_hiker, if you want to earmark any of it.

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paradoxymoron
Dec. 17th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
*snerk* Ornery boobs?
oddharmonic
Dec. 19th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, lumps are normally raise a flag for medical practitioners, so my lack of concern about mine confused my doctor until I made it clear mine are cyclical and I am aware of when I should seek medical attention for one.
paradoxymoron
Dec. 19th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
*offers service for checking ornery boobage* :D
Daniel [oeconomist.com]
Dec. 18th, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
I used TestDisk's sister app, PhotoRec, to recover files from a crashed USB flash drive. There were a couple of issues; neither of them is really a fault with the program. First, as I mentioned in my 'blog, PhotoRec didn't know what to call the recovered files. Second, as I had not discovered when I wrote that entry, .MPEGs got reässembled like Frankenstein Flub-a-Dubs. Of course, with time and a decent video editor, that latter problem could be corrected.
oddharmonic
Dec. 19th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Thanks for the input. I've only used TestDisk to look at a couple of hard drives so far. It wrote a new partition table for a drive I had been unable to access for a few years and I was pleased to retrieve files as I had named them.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 20th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
Not sure
Oy vey. I kept seeing testdisk in these comments and thought it was "testdick". Almost fled.

Enjoy Dallas but don't let today's temps fool you. Word on the street is we'll be getting down into the bottom 20s by tomorrow or Sunday. So grab a bottle of vino and tuck in.
ext_137416
Dec. 20th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
testdisks
Oops. Hit the send button before filling out info. Sorry about that.
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