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Friday, November 04, 2005 


So here I am, scrabbling away at a dual review (my first) of the not-bad-but-not-great album by the Boats and the pretty special Flares by Italian post-somethingorothers Port-Royal. It's way too late, but I'm close to being done, so I hit "Save" again. It does, and I go to check something else - and my Mac freezes. I leave it for ten minutes, conscious of how crappy I'm already going to feel tomorrow morning, and it's still frozen. I can't even force quit.

So I turn my computer off, and then back on again. And the review? GONE. As if I'd never started it.

I am going to sleep now.

That happened to me with a paper once. I swear, the worst feeling in the world. I feel your pain.

Honestly, better a review than a paper - I'm not going to lose any marks, and I can still get it done for Monday when Stylus will be updating again. A paper, though? That's harsh.

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