“In the early 1980s, the Naval Investigative Service was investigating homosexuality in the Chicago area. Agents discovered that gay men sometimes referred to themselves as “friends of Dorothy.” Unaware of the historical meaning of the term, the NIS believed that a woman named Dorothy was at the center of a massive ring of homosexual military personnel. The NIS launched an enormous hunt for Dorothy, hoping to find her and convince her to reveal the names of gay servicemembers.”
but I just Iost the hi-res versions of everything I have photographed, drawn and recorded in the past year, and it’s going to cost me $200 just to get my machine back with no info (i’m typing this on a 4 year old laptop that doesn’t work unless it’s plugged into the wall.) I’ve lost at least 5 hoursof untranscribed interviews that pertain to the current issue of my magazine.
I’m aware this is not a tragedy of epic proportions, but it’s incredibly stressful nonetheless, on a strictly personal level. “That’s why you should back up *everything*” or “why didn’t you back up *all* your files” are seriously just the most dickish things you can say to someone who has just had their hard drive and all the info on it die for NO FUCKING REASON.
I know I’m an idiot for only backing up some of my files. Please refrain from being a smughole about it, kay?
/back to crying jags.
HARD DRIVE DIED. LOST 3 TAPED INTERVIEWS AND A WHOLE BUNCH of scanned art half projects/ etc etc…. YES I KNOW I SHOULD BACK UP EVERY DAY.
I’m going to cry now and not drink a lot of beer ever though that feels like the right thing to do.