I've started to blog again...
I've not been lucky with data storage devices recently.
Last week my Thinkpad crashed. The disk got shredded into pieces under the Linux /lost+found directory. I had to crawl through it for two days to manually recover some of the files I cared about.
A few weeks ago the compact flash card in my digital camera got damaged too, giving me a "This card cannot be used" error message. I had two 2 GB of JPEG images on that card: family photos that I didn't want to lose! After reading the troubleshooting section of my Nikon's user manual I was almost ready to buy some expensive recovery software, or ship my card to a company that recovers images, when I thought: