Wednesday, June 29, 2005

powerbook sans power

Shakti , age 1.5 , size 40gb , master volume and storage device of arun kedarinathan spun its disks one last time and gave up with a final wheeze at 10.11pm CST on June 29 2005.

Shakti is survived by a 2 month old 4gb ipod mini and a cheap free-after-rebate 128MB jump drive neither of which, while containing part of it's soul, can never replace it.its extra-brilliant owner who often refers to answers.com for word meanings, has now added one more word to his vocabulary.

backup
Additional resources or duplicate copies of data on different storage media for emergency purposes.

he plans to use this new word in many sentences in the near future or in just one sentence repeatedly viz. "i lost all my files because i didnt take a backup".

services will be performed on a future date. a fund has been established in shakti's name for the "purchase a new 200gb hard disk for arun kedarinathan" program. blogging will be suspended for a brief period, while this mac user works hard at re-acclimatizing with windows.(yeah its a bad excuse for not blogging..i've killed several windows machines as well, though its a comparatively easier task.)

11 comments:

Übermaniam said...

our loss. and a huge loss at that. we wait for you to make ur way back. meanwhile, my next post shall be dedicated to you. uber.

Übermaniam said...

as always, good to see u haven't lost ur sense of humour. ur real power lies in it.

Übermaniam said...

had to come back for a re-read. it's cute, beautoiful, sad, loving, lovely. may u never lose ur mojo.

nin said...

Nice post Arun......keep it up....

catcharun said...

thanks for those kind words doppps.
shakti is surely smiling in hard disk heaven..heh heh

avik thanks for the visit..
i thought this post was gimmicky & geeky..i dont think i'll have any problems maintaining that style though

Übermaniam said...

nice comment catch. made me smile, as usual. damn! i needed that. i think the movie ur referring to maybe an amitabh one. just the visual of the constable saluting a phone...lol. take care.

thennavan said...

When a "hard" disk crashes, it crashes hard. Maybe they should have named it "soft" disk and it would have been "soft" but flexible enough to give in to the vagaries of the other hardware, the OS, various software and a regular visitor called power surge :-)

catcharun said...

hmm i'm not sure a power surge happens here often enough to cause hard disk failures,thennavan

either ways i dont really mind the crash..its part of life in this age and it gave me an easy way out to put up a post the past week

whats up with the changing photo on your profile man..do u have a random script that changes it automatically or a girlfriend who makes u do it manually?

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