2009/05/16: Hard drive dead
My external hard drive, with almost EVERYTHING on it, has ... crashed or died or something. It fell off my desk, and now it makes this wobbly-squeaky-spinny noise when I plug it in, and it doesn't work. EVERYTHING was on it ... my games, my music (both created by me and otherwise), my pictures, my save files for my games, all comics, my installation-files, every CD ISO, my notes for everything I've ever taken notes on (including ideas for my comic), everything I've EVER CREATED that isn't already online ...1
The "freezer trick" didn't work either. (Maybe if I put it in for longer ...) I'm just ... staggered by how much I've lost. I'm hoping against hope that this is something that can be fixed simply and easily, but I'd likely have to shell out $300-$700 to recover the data directly on it.
1This includes "source files", like PSDs I've used for my comic, or reference pictures, or images I've made and inserted into it