|Rammed even further||March 15, 2006, 10:26 am|
So it turns out that I got the proverbial shaft. Some of you may recall my previous blog post about asking for donations so I have the cash to pay for the recovery of my data files for a film I'm working on. Apparently a specific portion critical to recovery is so jacked up that any attempts to recover other parts result in nothing but "noise". However, there are two positives to come out of this: 1, the drive is still RMA-able, and while I probably will not do that anyway, it's nice to know it can be done, and 2, thanks to your generous donations I am able to feed the noxel/mancunet bill as well as get a new hard drive to start most of my work over again.
|25th Annual International Manc Day||March 1, 2006, 2:18 pm|
|While it is also the 22nd annual Danarchy day, it is the quarcentennial Manc Day!|
|Rammed up the cramhole||January 30, 2006, 9:51 pm|
Current total: $1027
Holy crap $1000!
I bought a 400GB western digital SATA150 drive a couple of weeks ago. I finished reorganizing stuff last week with the intent to do some backups once I had a better idea of what I had. Well, it turns out now that this drive is fucked. When I say fucked, I mean "system won't finish the boot sequence when this drive is on the sata bus because it makes the clicking and won't spin up sound" fucked. At this point in the story you're probably thinking "wtf mate just RMA the bitch", which I would love to do except for one problem: the data on it MUST be retrieved. It contains all of the parts of a movie I'm working on, and its state on the drive is much better than what I have on backup CDs, as in year+ worth of work. Serves me right for not backing up I guess, but with a drive less than 30 days old I thought it might have last a BIT longer.
So, the point of this blog post? To put it bluntly, I'm doing what I can to raise $1000 for data recovery. I just had data recovery done with a reasonably priced company, it was about a third of the amount of data I have to recover, and it came to about $1200. I figure if I can get $1000 or as near as I can to it, then I can put up the rest. This includes returning a couple of frivelous recently purchased items, some ebay auctions, and donations. That's right, I'm calling out to everyone I can in hopes to beg and plead for a dollar. Every dollar counts. If you can find it in your heart to spare any of your assets to assist me in recovering this movie (along wtih the other stuff I lost, tho none near as important), it would be more appreciated than I can possibly express.
For donating, if you wish (and are not already a user), you will be entitled to free hosting and email from Noxel Network (formerly MancuNET services); PHP, mysql, soft space quotas, all on a fast connection. I will also provide you with a dvd copy of the film (in proper case if we do so) along with an end credit in the film. I offer this as a token, small as it may be, of my appreciation.
If you would like to help me out, there is a paypal link on http://mancubus.net. I can accept standard credit cards, electronic checks and paypal transfers. I really hate asking for donations, and people that have come to know me over the years know that I have not until recently even had the ability to accept donations in a proper form. I hate asking others for charity such as this, but as this is not just my thing, I feel I am having to buck up and pull out all the stops. I'm hoping with all of the items I'm gonna toss up on ebay along with the generous help of those who donate should make it possible. This of course means I cannot RMA it and I will have to buy an entirely new drive, but that is a small price to pay to get the data back. I also plan on calling them to find out if there's anything I can do considering it died so soon. I know they explain things in their warranty about how they're not responsible for lost data but it's worth a shot I suppose.
To those that have already contributed, thank you VERY much, it means a lot to me to see other people give of themselves for something like this.
EDIT: Please do not turn this into a "which hard drive manufacturer is the best" thread. I have bought western digital for years and still will, though I think my next drive will most likely not be from them. Some people have great luck with one brand and someone else will have terrible luck with the same brand. Thank you.
|Mirror mirror on the wall...||January 7, 2006, 2:39 am|
Updating every 6 hours'
the idstuff dir contains doom, doom2, doom3, quake(X) stuff and more, mostly demos and patches. This is updated twice a day.
EDIT: Added idgames2: http://ftp.mancubus.net/pub/idgames2
|MancuNET FTP||January 5, 2006, 10:02 am|
|...should be more stable now than it has been as of late. For years I've used proftp but on this machine it just wasn't cutting it, so I switched to vsftp. Based on testing thusfar, it should mean those pesky logon problems are virtually elminated.|
|A plea to Action DooM Development Team||June 14, 2004, 10:03 pm|
Edit: It's already happened, but I figured I'd post it anyway.
|Thread # 20002 THANKS Bloodshedder||December 17, 2003, 9:20 pm|
This is thread number 20,000. So what's it supposed to be about? I'll get back to you. In the meantime, um, discuss.
Edit: THIS WAS going to be thread 20,000, but it's not. Please delete this thread. Thanks.
|GameArena is Win!||November 4, 2003, 12:59 am|
So I had the pleasure of talking to GameArena tonight. This is our conversation. It was over petty annoyance, and I had no plans on speaking with him at all, but a bored monday night with little sleep can sometimes bring about strange wonts. Enjoy or something.