Saturday, April 30, 2016
"Mission Control is Dark. Wall Street has fallen.."
Last week I wrote about the loss of a long standing computer, Mission Control.
Unbeknown, my files for several financial matters had been backing up to the recovery disk of the computer, instead of the external drive.
"Houston, we have a problem."
The recent American taxes were completed but the Australian taxes may have to be paid late. Extract files, transfer to another storage - maybe more money than I I'm willing to invest to recover just a couple months difference from my US taxes.
Lesson learned form the last crash several years ago - all the writing is salvaged including the major project which is now back on the menu.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
No problem, I'll just turn the computer back on.
Huston, we have a problem.
"Mission Control" is dark.
Launched February 2003, loss of operating power April 2016.
Not bad for a Windows XP computer.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Chalk up another appearance within the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise.
On 7 June 2016, the next in their series of books will be released, titled Chicken Soul for the Soul: The Spirit of America.
My story, "Straight out of El Cajon" highlights the discussions I still have, ten years after arriving in the "new country" The irony of an Australian writing about the Spirit of America, has not been lost.
Royalties form the book will benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation's #Stand4Heroes program for veterans.