Helpless (but not really)

Some of the audio and video apps we’re playing with were slowing down my computer, so I ordered some additional RAM from Dell. Said RAM fried my hard drive, which they’re replacing. I’m waiting for a (non-Dell) tech to come try to retrieve my data.

Although this is a generally lousy situation, in comparison to a couple years ago, it’s not so crippling. Most of my apps (like Typepad, clearly) are web-based. Even though I’m horrible about backing up, there are only two things on the drive that are irreplacable: my Outlook .pst file and my Itunes library XML file. Hopefully I’ll get those, and everything else back.

Anyway, if you’ve corresponded with me by email since last night, and I haven’t replied yet, there’s an excellent chance that it’s lost to the ether. So, re-send and we’ll try again.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.