Wow, it’s already September! I have had a very busy summer. I have just recovered from a massive hard drive failure which has cost me all of my photos and three new papers that I have been working on. Damn you Dell!! I know, I know; I should have backed it up. I don’t know what happened. I moved the damn thing to my new house (closer to LaGuardia) and it was working fine (so it didn’t break in the move) then it just stopped working. They tell me that no data can be recovered from it unless I am prepared to pay in excess of $2,000!! So that stuff is as good as gone. I should have been working on that stuff here instead of in a word file!!!! I did print out a hard copy of some of it, but even so I have substantially revised it since then…Oh well, live and learn. I am now the proud owner of a macbook pro and loving it…though I have Pages instead of Word and I am wondering if I should get MS Office. At any rate, I am planning on posting the rework so I should be posting more often.
On a personal note, I got married! I just returned from my honeymoon (a seven day cruise to Mexico) and am trying to get my life back together again. Between the moving, the computer dying, and the two weeks out of town for the wedding/honeymoon, and the semester starting, I feel like everything is ass over teakettle.
I also recently became the editor of the Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness category over at PhilPapers, which I am loving. This is a fantastic resource that makes research in philosophy the way it should be: fun and exciting. And finally some exciting things are in the works for this year’s Consciousness Online and the official call for papers should be going out in the next week or two.
5 thoughts on “I’m Back, Baby!”
Dropbox will seriously change your life…best syncing/backup solution I’ve ever seen….
Congratulations! Excited about the new semester? Anyway, I wanted to let you know that MS Office is free for staff/faculty on CUNY eMall. Just log in and go to CUNY eMall then software and download. See you next week!
Hi Andrew, thanks for the tip! I will definitely check it out. I was thinking about getting a Time Capsule but this may be better….
E.J., yeah I know about that…the issue is not whether I can get it but whether I want to break from the MicroSoft Empire….I have also been experimenting with Open Office but still am not sure how I feel about it.
…regarding OpenOffice – I made the switch a while back and am a full-blown evangelical convert. If something frustrates you about OpenOffice, let me know and I’ll see if there is a way to make it not frustrating.
$2000 sounds like someone is trying to rip you off.
I suggest a second quote.
BTW congradulations (on the marriage not the computer!)