[rescue] Backups

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Wed Jun 15 11:09:58 CDT 2005

Mike Hebel <nimitz at nimitzbrood.com> wrote:
> Then there's the whole "backround services" issue. For instance I've
> run into occasions where having Direct CD installed causes burns to
> fail because something on the bus and in the software won't leave
> the burner alone during the burn. And if you've got spyware, by some
> random chance, you can probably forget about having a quiet enough
> system to do a good backup on a burner.

Well, if you will use a thin veneer over a piss-poor rip-off of CP/M,
you get what you deserve.

I routinely burn to DVD-R off a network held together with baling wire
and spit. The only coasters I've had so far are when I've run out of
goats and black candles for the SCSI chain, and that's only because I
needed them all for the tape drive.

In fact, the tape drive is staring at me from the top of the "stuff to
flog off on eBay" pile.

Just last week, someone called every morning to speak to President Gore. By
Friday, the operator was flustered, and finally snapped, "You call every day
asking that, and every day I tell you that Mr. Gore lost the election. Why?"
"I just like hearing that. It's a great start for the day!"

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