Recently I had a crash of my main work-tool; my trusted 18 month old note book, a Dell Inspiron E1705. This had been a great system and I still don’t know what happened to it and sent it back to Dell for repair. They told me the system board, keyboard and CD-DVD reader-writer needed replacing, oh and before I returned it they asked me to remove the hard-drive.
After paying the requested $500.00 for replacement parts and shipping/handling I eagerly awaited it’s return. I should mention, by the way, that I had to go out and purchase a replacement immediately, a Fujitsu Lifebook, chosen because it had Windows XP installed (I avoid Vista like the plague). So my trusted Dell Inspiron arrived and I eagerly put back the hard-drive and what did I get – nothing. So whatever happened fried everything. The good news is I back up everything nightly but even then there are so many nice utilities etc that I had not missed till they are not there any more.
Sorry this is a somewhat non-informative blog post but I wanted to create it as it, marks the first post I have created using Adobe Contribute CS3. Here at Alagad we have our own blog based on FarCry. I am about to publish so if this works OK I have yo say I am very impressed with the ease of setting up Contribute.