Thursday, May 24, 2012

Splash into Summer Give@way Hop


Have you been to the pool lately? Did you bring a gogeous hardcover with you? Did you sit by the edge and dangle your fingers in the water while you read?

Only if you were alone!!!!

Who brings a beautiful hardback swimming?  Even when I'm sitting as far from the water as possible, my dripping darlings seek me out to make sure I saw their latest trick. They lean over me, too, as if seeing whether they can drip on my pages... I mean to describe the newest awesome thing in detail so I'll know what to watch for during the demonstration.

Sound familiar?

I don't care how far away from the pool you are, pristine pages beg to be dropped on. So, rather than offer the latest beauty for this giveaway, I'm giving TWO e-books.  Choose 2 (or up to $10) from below...



The prize is $10 of e-books, or so, and I'd be happy to negotiate which ones... like one e-book instead of two is do-able, or you can help me find some great deals out there. I've had a bugger of a week with my hard drive crashing. My awesome hi-tech fam got my laptop back to me in record time... with a few treasures & cookies, even, but I lost a lot.  BACK YOUR STUFF UP!!!!  Pause right now and back up your pictures and stuff. Unexpected things are... unexpected!! I lost a lot. I hadn't backed most of my stuff up for over a year.  But, at least I'm back!!  I feel like kissing my computer.  MHUA!  I felt like I was missing half my brain this week!!

Giveaway rules are listed under About Me, including "must be old enough to win". In addition, you must  be able to receive an e-book, 'cause that's the prize. Kindle for PC & Nook for PC are free and there's way too many fun e-books out there, so, I don't feel a bit bad about promotin' 'em. You can't have too many books!!  Not if you're following Colorimetry, anyway!!

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62 comments:

  1. More than once, I had a flash drive break on me. Last time, it was on a school bus. Let's say there's a reason why I prefer people not to sit next to me when I'm typing on my laptop.

    It'll not happen for a while, since I'm revising on the cloud--and school's out for the summer.

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    1. And now my laptop charger died on me. Again. Right before vacation.

      With a now angry little brother brewing.

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  2. I've been pretty lucky so far with the digital disasters. I was writing a paper once and hit a wrong button and deleted all 5 pages. Also, I've done that with reviews. Overall, though, I've been pretty lucky. I back things up 12 different ways, too, though. Sorry for your disaster!

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  3. I've only ever had one crash. It was years ago and it had all of my pictures of my kids on it. Thank the Lord I had burned all the pictures to disk the week before.

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    1. What?! Yea... that's really awesome. Talk about great timing!!

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  4. I have lost hard drives multiple times. I lost one a couple years ago while I was in the middle of downloading a huge set of machine embroidery designs. I lost a ton of designs, a large amount of quilt patterns, and all kinds of recipes.
    In the last year, we have lost 6 hard drives, a laptop, a server, 2 truck transmissions, and 11 tires. It's been one of those years.

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    1. Lol - I love how you include tires & transmissions!! Lol. That's a very horribly long list!! I've had years like that... only this ain't one of 'em!!!

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  5. I haven't really had a problem with anything crashing but we do have everything on an external hard drive.

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  6. I had pop by my computer. I moved my hand on accident. BAM! It goes everywhere. And when I mean everywhere, I mean my computer. It was not pretty.

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  7. My laptop crashed last month :) Luckily enough the PC guy managed to turn my harddrivein an external one to use, but I had to buy a new laptop. Like you I hadn't backed up any of my pics, and would have been in big trouble if I lost them. :)))

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    1. groan. yea, my hard drive was totally gone. everything gone. I'm saving it in case I want to spend the money for a 50% chance of saving something... someday. Maybe. Today, I'm trying to find stuff, see what I have shared on the net somewhere that I can retrieve

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  8. My previous laptop died, and took down with it an entire stats project. Two days before it was due. Suffice to say the breakdown was major, though I did manage to recover/re-do some work!

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  9. Oooh, I'm dying to read Angelfall*_*

    Years ago my PC was infected by a strange virus: when I tryed to click on a icon, the icon jumped away! I wasn't able to do anything!!! It was a nightmare=.=

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway. :D

    Well, when I was a kid, no one told me that putting magnets on the screen of the PC is a big no-no! So I put my magnets at the screen because it's making the rainbow colors. HAHA. Our screen went black immediately. I thought I did magic. I was so small back then :))

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  11. My techo hubby insists on double backups so usually our drive failures are recoverable. But make sure the backing up extends to your phone!!! I always lose messages and contacts and pictures and IMPORTANT STUFF when the phones need resetting or changing SIM card.

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  12. Mine isn't like yours. I just had pregnancy and my newborn pics off the camera that somehow got lost, or should I say the card in the camera was lost. Sad, that was my best pregnancy pics.

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  13. At a party a friend of mine was holding my camera and I tried to take it from him and it just fell down and the lens wouldn't come out after that. It took me a few months to get all the parts to fix it.

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  14. I've not had one as bad as yours! But I have had several essays disappear - I thought I'd saved them but it'd been on an email attachment and they disappeared. Very distressing!

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  15. A few years ago I had a laptop that all of a sudden refused to turn on. At all. Luckily, I guess, the guy at the repair place got the hard drive out and we got some of my stuff off of it that way, or whatever they do it b/c I'm terrible with computers. But since then, I've been pretty good about backing up my stuff onto an external drive every few months. I'm so sorry about everything you lost. It sucks a lot when that happens.

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  16. My sister broke the screen of my camera after I'd kept it in tip-top shape for a year and a half. What's even worse is that I never got to get it fixed because my mom forgot to go to the store before the warranty ran out.

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  17. Luckily no digital disasters, yet! I'm sure my time will come.

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  18. Once my family and I went on a cross-country road-trip. Beautiful sights and we took plenty of digital pictures. Well...we get home and popped the memory card in the PC and there's a message about it being corrupted and pics couldn't be seen. Arghh! That was several years ago when digital cameras were still new.

    Aside from that no major digital disaster. A few lost school reports here and there due to PC freezing and not being able to save them. I try to every now and then back up all my important files into a physical hard drive but now I'm paranoid and feel like having a BACKUP of the BACKUP.

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  19. My fairly expensive digital camera recently was washed away in the February floods here in Qld, Australia. It had all of my un-uploaded images from Xmas 2011 on there. Gutted!

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  20. Luckily I haven't had any major computer problems except for the occasional freeze. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  21. YES! Sometimes I don't save my works and I think I do, or I don't remember where they are!
    lissette_125 at hotmail dot com

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  22. I was writing a book, which is actually getting published now, anyway. I had saved it to a flash drive. I hadn't updated in on the computer since it was 20,000 words... it was 90,000... well the flash drive broke. It was devastating.

    Linda Foster
    trombonechick 04 @ yahoo.com

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  23. A few years ago my hard drive crashed, and they sent me a new one and it lasted for about a year before the computer started acting up, so bit the bullet and bought me a new one!!!

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  24. I've had a few problems but my biggest one wasn't the fault of the technology-I had my dorm room broken into the night before my college graduation and my not-recently-enough-backed-up laptop stolen!

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  25. OMG my DVR crashed with 1 full season of 2 different shows and other stuff on it. It was tragic. I'll put a link to the funny post I did about it.

    http://www.walkingonbookshelves.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-think-my-kindle-killed-my-dvr.html

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  26. No real digital disasters but I sure am!! I was just thinking I'm about 85% computer stupid. Oh well more time to read if someone else can fix my messes.

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  27. My older computer crashed with a ton of pictures of my kids on it =(

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  28. I got a virus once and had to have my laptop re done but I didnt loose anything

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  29. I have had fried hard drives with unrecoverable data. At that time, I had tons of educational stuff that I had been using with my kids. It was awful!

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  30. i dropped my iphone into the toilet and of course hadn't backed it up so everything that was on it was lost forever. not fun.

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  31. Like you, I had a MAJOR digital crash back in 2007 - I lost everything, but the thing that bothered me the most was that I really wanted my pictures! So I went to the "GeekSquad" over at Best Buy and asked them if they could retrieve my precious photographs, even if I had to pay $120 for them. They took a whole day, and then told me it was impossible; to add insult to injury, the guy told me (in a deadpan manner), "at least you have the memories." I am sure he was not trying to be mean, but I literally broke down and cried right in the store. Very embarrassing. I'm taking your advice, and backing everything up RIGHT NOW!!!! :)

    Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop!

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. No I haven't lost any important data...yet.

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  33. Couple years ago I had my desktop crash right around a big test time for me and when I needed to hand in term papers to at least 4 classes it was not a good day for me put thankfully I had it save on a portable harddrive or else I would have died!

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  34. I have lost a lot of pics of family vacations, videos...it's so sad :(
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  35. my Cam got formatted.. all of the pictures were lost..my mom was so angry about it and grounded for 1 week..:D

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  36. I have had several computers to crash but I think my worst experience was when my house got struck by lightning and took out my computer, router, modem, external harddrive, phones, TV and everything else electronic in the whole house. :-(

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  37. I had my first computer disaster last year. My computer crashed and I love EVERYTHING!

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  38. I have been pretty lucky I don't have a diaster story But my Mom computer crashed and she lost some of her school work and some genealogy work we had been doing.

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  39. Yes, my laptop had it's hard drive crash 3 times...not fun.

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  40. It wasn't a terrible crash but my ipod got dropped in a terrible puddle, one of those really big ones that you should really walk around but I decided to walk straight through. Anyway I dropped my ipod in said puddle and lost all 30 gigs of music on there because I have never bothered to back up my itunes library on anything but the ipod.

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  41. I can't think of one. Knock on wood. Hope I didn't jinx myself!

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  42. I'm very lucky to say that I have never had a problem like that....thank goodness. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I've had a computer randomly crash on me, I was in the middle of watching something.

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  44. I've been lucky so far, not any major disasters!
    Thank you :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  45. Oh I feel your pain. I am a transcriptionist and work from home sometimes on the computer for twelve hours a day or more - do I really need to say it LOL yes I live in constant fear of the days we have power outages and electrical storms. Thank you for your generous participation in this fun hop!

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  46. I wrote a novel. Had it on a memory stick which stopped working! About 90,000 words. Didn't have the heart to re-write it :(

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  47. I had some small crashes where I lost that days work but not a major one.

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  48. We had our laptop crash with all of our pictures on it, including wedding pictures and newborn pictures that we didn't have stored anywhere else. Thankfully, my husband works for a telecommunications company and an IT guy was able to retrieve the pictures. :)
    I am sorry that you had to go through all of that and glad you are back online. :)
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

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  49. I haven't lost my hard drive (I do backup everything just in case), but I have lost all of my web bookmarks - twice!

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  50. Haha probably not so bad as most but I had to reconfigure my whole computer. When I did this it needed the serial code that was on the bottom of the laptop. So I turned it over and it was gone...because I was pealing it off the laptop over the years. So yeah got into a huge trouble for that!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  51. haven't had anything lost on my computer but in high school while working at the computers someone always hit the plugs and it would turn off half the computers.

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  52. I was having problems with edits eating my pictures on my old picture program so we downloaded a new one. My husband who is more computer savvy than me took all my older pics and put them on a hard drive and we deleted the old program. A lot of those older pics were of my middle son as a baby. I never went through and double checked if my husband got them all, but I about had a meltdown when he was Star of The week in Kindergarten and I'm looking for a particual pic and I realize its nowhere to be seen. I was missing about 20 pics and my husband swore up and down he transferred everyone but they have vanished and I can never get those back :( I know back up all my pics and try to be better about printing them out and not just storing them on the computer

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  53. I had my laptop crash a few years ago, and I was upset because I lost my entire music collection. That was back in the Napster days right before the lawsuits, so I never was able to get a lot of that music back. After that I bought a portable hard drive and back everything up on that (which reminds me that I am in need of a backup). Also, tragically, my Mom's computer crashed about a month after my Dad passed away and she lost a lot of pictures and stuff of him. Luckily she had sent me most of the pictures so I was able to resend them to her, but she still lost a lot that I was not able to replace.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  54. I was in college, and my laptop had a huge meltdown. I lost everything: pictures, papers, hopes, and dreams. Family vacation photos were lost and never retrieved. It's a horrible feeling. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  55. My computer crashed and I had to start from scratch

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