I spent a lot of time at home this weekend, mostly in front of the Playstation with Metal Gear Solid 2. I preordered MGS4 at Gamestop on the way home from church Sunday. On Saturday I went with Mom shopping for paint. Sunday night, a botched boot time Diskeeper operation screwed the boot sector of the OS drive on my desktop. After some simple remedies failed I opted to just format the drive and reinstall Windows rather than continue to fight with it. I am diligent about backing things up but I did lose seven months worth of Trillian chat logs. By the time I went to bed that night I had the computer largely restored, but I’ll be reinstalling programs periodically for a couple weeks. This incident got me thinking about doing weekly backups of my OS drive in addition to all my media which is multiply mirrored. That way I could bounce back from a goof like this with only minimal hassle.

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