So yesterday was an epic fail relatively speaking.
Ok, I’m not so sure if “epic” would be the term to best describe it – since there was nothing really life-changing or earth-shattering. But the sheer number of fails probably puts it at epic proportions 😉
First, some revisions at work made me practically recode so much stuff that I ended up not having time to finish it. 1 I had thought that I would be done with it that day Hopefully today’s the day… that and they don’t send revisions that would entail drastical re-coding stuff.
This is actually pretty routine, but I usually get a good handle if I could get something done in time or not, and this was one of the few times I missed the mark.
Then, Cris and I were supposed to watch How to Train Your Dragon; and ClickTheCity.com had listed it as still showing in Eastwood. I wanted to watch in Eastwood because I love the BBQ popcorn there (you should try it!) – only to find out that it wasn’t showing there anymore!
So we decided to go to Metrowalk to have dinner and just buy dibidis – after getting said popcorn (since we were there already). 2 And for a dash of irony; the tumbler had How to Train Your Dragon 3D as its label design hehehe
We proceed to Yoo-hoo BBQ in Metrowalk – cause we’re “spartan” like that. 3 Besides I remember loving their liempo. I ordered it, but as I was eating, it wasn’t the taste I expected. Only then did I realize that I had ordered the roasted liempo instead of their inihaw one!
Then, we went on to the dibidi area where we got whatever was available of House and Chuck (and another movie). 4 How to Train Your Dragon was still an ugly copy Apparently, I was too trusting (as I tend to be for some strange reason) and found out when I got home that the guy who said there were (20+) episodes on each disc was lying. We’ve already watched all the House episodes there, and only got to watch one new episode of Chuck.
In true Murphy fashion, the fails didn’t end there; the hard disk where I keep my audio recordings started acting up 5 As in S.M.A.R.T. error kind of acting up – the drive might die anytime soon … and of all the files to be “zeroed” out due to corruption – it had to be the song I was working on recently!
While the bounced audio tracks 6 Good thing I actually decided to bounce them before mixing were still there, I lost all the MIDI data – which is always useful to have when I wanted to change some [virtual] instrument lines – now I’m pretty much stuck with the bounced data as if a live band recorded it and I couldn’t afford to have them come back for revisions 7 But perhaps that’s a good thing So when I get the chance, I’ll have to manually re-import those tracks and build a new session from them – tedious work ahead!
On the bright side, I was able to copy all the contents of the “failing” drive to the Drobo – so I can afford to try using it just in case I find a way to “fix” it – after reformatting it, of course.
I still haven’t given up on it though; I plan to use SpinRite on it and see if it can revitalize the drive (as it can do in a lot of cases according to testimonials). I’m hoping that if it does, it would fix that zero KB file and restore a complete version of the song I was working on – and save me a lot of headache.
|I had thought that I would be done with it that day
|And for a dash of irony; the tumbler had How to Train Your Dragon 3D as its label design hehehe
|Besides I remember loving their liempo.
|How to Train Your Dragon was still an ugly copy
|As in S.M.A.R.T. error kind of acting up – the drive might die anytime soon
|Good thing I actually decided to bounce them before mixing
|But perhaps that’s a good thing