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Re: Well, this was not a good night (update)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Johnny Dangerously, May 23, 2009.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    While I was on the field for postgame interviews the Regions Park staff closing the press box windows knocked my laptop to the floor, breaking it and my chill mat. I'm here on my own dime as a freelancer and will only get paid by the story. I did 2 hours of transcribing and rough draft work today on a feature due soon, and that document is probably lost forever. So is the file I started for preparing my case for my appeal hearing before a judge Tuesday, my last chance to have the denial of unemployment benefits overturned. I don't even want to consider the rest of the problems this will cause me.

    The SEC was nice about it and vows to help me get reimbursed by Regions, and one SEC staff member said I can borrow a laptop overnight to file my (Web) story. But right now all I can think about is how behind schedule I will be on so many things due very soon.

    It really sucks.

    I know it's nothing major, but I needed to vent t people who would understand.
     
  2. Re: Well, this was not a good night

    Damn, dude. That is a rough night. Sorry to hear it.
     
  3. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    Damn, dude. That sucks. Sorry to hear about the loss.

    At least the SEC guys were nice about it and were optimistic about being able to get you reimbursed.
     
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    For the rest of us, it underscores the importance of backing up anything and everything of value.
     
  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    JD ... you've always been one of my favourites. You deserve better.
     
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    Nothing major? To the contrary. Only we would understand precisely why it's so major.

    As HC said, you're one of the great ones here and you deserve a lot better cards than the ones you've been dealt lately.
     
  7. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    Oh boy ... that sucks man. Sorry to hear.
     
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    Holy crap dude, I'm so sorry.
     
  9. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    Your hard drive -- and, therefore, your important documents -- might still be alive. Hopefully that's the case and you can recover your stuff.
     
  10. Wenders

    Wenders Active Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    Yes. It might not be damaged. I know when my laptop was dying, they said a "data recovery specialist" would be able to access the hard drive and get all of my pertinent information back. You might check and see if there's one in your area that could help you out and fast.
     
  11. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    Great idea on getting the data recovered...
    Good luck with everything this weekend and this week with the hearing.
     
  12. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Re: Well, this was not a good night

    Sorry to hear JD ... like others have said, hopefully you can get the data retrieved from the hard drive.
    Keep your head up.
     
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