Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Mac Attack

The other day I shared A Photo From The Archive while I waited for the big mac to start up. Problem. It never did. Yes, That's right- our reasonably new Mac desktop died. It took with it EVERYTHING (did i hear you swear? thought so). The entire itunes library, documents and most devastatingly, our treasured photo's. From the time the Young Man was conceived on a Parisian holiday until now. We are yet to see a retrieval specialist dude and I am still holding onto hope that we will get some back. The stupid thing is, I kept saying to Dave 'man, I've gotta go and get some of these photo's printed just in case the computer dies or someting'. I never did. It died. Excellent.


There is a moral in here for me ' Get these bloody images printed'. So I will and you should too. Just choose 100 of your favourite family photo's and print them. Put them in a safe place and know they are there. Do it. Now.

Since then we have booked Wonder Boy Tim for another family session, this time with one whole side of the Beetle Shack clan. I'll have those printed too and in the coming days i'll share some more of the amazing pics he took for us... just so they are here.

17 comments:

  1. eek! Worst nightmare. I hope you get everything back. I will get onto backing mine up tomorrow as my computer is full to busting :)

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  2. I'm so sad for you. That happened to us once and we lost all our honeymoon photos and a million others that we will never see again. :( I hope some amazing tech nerd can fix it up for you! x Also, buy an external hard drive.

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  3. Oh God it is so awful! This happened to us just a couple of months ago. I had nothing backed up and lost everything. 5 years worth of photos documenting our whole life in Sydney. Travel photos. The first 2 months of Lalie's life and all her birth photos. It sucks!! Sounds like you have more to lose if you've lost all your pics of Joseph since he was a baby! Fingers crossed you can retrieve some data.... and if not, at least you've got the amazing Tim! xx

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  4. Nooooooooooooo!!!
    That's my worst nightmare! I did the whole printing thing a few years ago but I think it's well time to do it again.
    While I was in China I accidently wiped all of my photos from our whole visit to Shanghai, thinking I had them on my Dad's laptop. I actually only had 30 or so on the laptop - the one's I had edited for the blog. The rest gone. Talk about a brain fart! Could have killed myself!
    Fingers crossed you get your photos back, these guys can do nearly everything!
    Rach x

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  5. No! I have a newish Mac too, but had a false sense of security everything would be fine (our last one lasted 6 years and is still kind of useable). I need to get those photos printed up asap I think! I do hope you get yours back.

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  6. Woo Hoo! Just read that you won the giveaway at Dolls and Daydreams! So lovely knowing that the prize is going to someone I am familiar with! Congratulations! :)

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  7. Eeks - it can happen all so easily. Reminds me I better do another backup on the external hard drive today....

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  8. oooh. bum. i am optimistic that an amazing techofreakie will find your pictures. maybe it's a mechanical fault and the data is still there, just hiding. a techperson is currently finding six months of 2007 for me on a failed hard drive, so fingers crossed for us both!

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  9. I'd give that Steve Job's a kick in the old goonies if wasn't already so ill. I've had two recent Mac deaths, a new phone and a laptop.....losing faith in the big apple....

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  10. Oh Em, that's just so awful! Back up, back up, back up... but that's not helping you right now, is it? :( x

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  11. I so know that feeling but at our Mac stores here you should be able to take it to the Genius bar for free. They managed to take everything off my imac and transfer it onto the new mac i had to buy. Could have got the old one fixed but it was old and half the cost of the new one to fix! Anywhoo...

    Take it to a mac store if you have one close by? Make an appointment first obvs!

    Good luck. xx

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  12. That sucks. Really sucks. Bring back film. You have inspired me to pull out my film camera and roll with that a little. It will be nice to "have" to print the images. I do hope that there is a Mac doctor that can find your stuff and things somewhere in the memory. x

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  13. Oh Emily! I feel your pain, my previous Mac did the same thing to me. It was shitty. It actually karked it twice... the first time I lost it all... then second time, the techies were able to retrieve most of my things and transfer it over to my current Mac. Kind of scares me about the Macs actually. It's a bad feeling when you go to switch it on and nothing happens... bugger, I'm freaking out about mine now :o/
    Good job you are now backing it all up though. Look forward to seeing some more of those amazing snapshots Tim took also :o)

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  14. Thanks for popping into my blog to say hi. found you the other day and had a splendid time looking back through lots of your posts. Love your bedroom , the light in there is glorious and your children are so cute ( you must be Very busy with that age gap), also really love your art tutorials- more please.Fingers crossed you get your photos back- I had that exact conversation with my husband last week, need to heed the words and get those precious images backed up and printed out. melx

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  15. My worst nightmare. This has happened to our family twice before and some of the images were able to be retrieved so I hope that you can get them back. Highlights the one and only problem with digital photography though. Reminded me to back mine up!
    Jen

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em