Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nuisance

Laptop stolen, cellphone stolen. Blogging will resume shortly.

6 comments:

Steven Jones said...

Oh no, Jen - that's terrible! How did that happen?

Rock in the Grass (Pete Grassow) said...

very very kak.

Thomas Scarborough said...

I hope you get some dazzling new ones. I hope you didn't lose important information. In our familiar context, I usually keep three copies of anything that's really important to me. Some computers, e.g. the Eee PC, have an "Internet hard drive".

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks guys. I might get a better cell phone. My laptop was my dream laptop. I'm not sure whether I will be able to get a similar one. But this is Grahamstown - not Jhb. Here, the police are actually trying to get my laptop back. There is a small amount of hope.

Steve Hayes said...

Sorry to hear that.

I usually transfer my important data files from desktop to laptop every day via flash drive, and use two flash drives, alternating weekly, so even if both computers or stolen I shouldn't lose more than a week's work at most.

Thomas Scarborough said...

Hello Jenny, I thought I'd leave a comment to your comment on my blog on your blog. I use an Asus Eee PC running Linux. The cost: R3,000. But recently Dell have brought out a much more highly specified Linux PC for the same price. It bypasses the Microsoft royalties, hence the low price. I have been impressed with the way that Linux works, unlike my PC running Windows xp, which fouls up daily. However, there are some disadvantages to using a lesser known platform. Personally I think it's fine if your uses would be fairly standard, e.g. writing a thesis, or using the Internet. By the way both the Eee and Dell are very small -- way smaller than an A4 sheet of paper.