Yes Fiends, i went and Blew Up my trusted rusted Nguyen-10K...kind of...i guess i just got cocky... Or more ominously: I had a... subconscious urge*... Stefan Rhys - it could be worse, you could be working on an Avid. Tucker Stilley - no,actually, it couldn't be worse. Stefan Rhys - Oh noes. Lindsay D. Mofford - Appropriate Tucker Stilley - Somewhre around 3 Tbytes Stefan Rhys - So wha happen?! Stefan Rhys - Of your art or raw materials, Tucker? Tucker Stilley - basic infopocalypse...a wide crossection Tucker Stilley - initial reports: No more music, no art till 2013, no archival pictures, no itunes - stuff like that , i haven't finished the body count. poof. Paul Berolzheimer - Say it ain't so... Paul Berolzheimer - Calling in data recovery specialists? Tucker Stilley - i am sorry it happened, but i work in digital sandpainting so... Laurie McKenna - Sigh San Shoppell - Ouch Stefan Rhys - Time for a Kickstarter campaign for funds for digital recovery! Tucker Stilley - I would need a time machine Paul Berolzheimer - I was just thinking something like that too, Stefan. I'll chip in for data recovery services if that'll help. Phillip Stilley - Um. Phillip Stilley - So I should be getting in the car then no? Lindsay D. Mofford - One step at a time. Let's hope for the best. Phillip Stilley - K.... But, pass the ammunition just in case. Kate Cerridwen - Oh no... Jennifer Carpenter-brenna - Ground control to Major Tom! William Hay - Cool. Frank E Truncale - Suck y double suck! I have some of your original music. Janice Feinstein Buros - Oh f#%*! I'm hoping it all comes back! I'll keep my eyes peeled for a time machine. Phillip Stilley - I have some of your art Tucker Stilley - and i, have some of yours! Phillip Stilley - It wasn't lost in the swath of the nothing? Nadine Zdanovich - This is just terrible! Mimi Lipson - I have lots of postcards and photos if that's of any comfort... Eric Mofford - Wait. You're the one that taught me. Back it up. Max Azanow - guess it's time to bust out the cassette decks and start at the beginning, is there a site to collect all the copies of your work we all might have ? Thomas Stenquist - Ouch Laurie McKenna - I'm not sure I understand the full story. Everyone is assuming all your files are gone. How could that be?? Tucker Stilley - Ok, for the technical: i checked a 3 tbyte drive for bad blocks carefully selecting a setting that would log the bad blocks to a log file and leave the disk untouched. Uh oh, don't do that. In the process, without warning the disk which was a mirror raid got forcibly dismounted, probably tearing the raid format and destroying the drive Directory rendering the files all but useless i mean i can retrieve tem but it will be unamed and well anyway i got a report which have yet to personally verify that the drve was zeroed out, if so, bye bye little files forever and ever. So, i did all this confident that it was backed up : of course! sadly what i didn't know was that fairly catastrophic bad blocks on bu drive had turned my info to swiss cheese Since the disc didn't have S.M. A. R. T. It never phoned home - so : i have apparently swiss cheese and a brand new zeroed out drive too bad i'm gonna do some extremely brutal and impolite data retrieval later today I'm not going down :I promise *Certainly, i have passing notions on bad days of how i might nuke the rig and give up, but i don't.