This morning Pat and I headed to the airport – she back to Kansas City and I on to Melbourne with a stop in Singapore. It has been such a fun visit having her here and I hope her trip back is safe. Unfortunately, it looked like her upgrades may not clear so it could be a long flight home.
The final pictures from Pat’s visit will be uploaded once I reach Oz.
My flight to Singapore was fine; nothing to report.
Last night had a co-birthday dinner with Tam, whose actual birthday was on Friday. Had a number of friends over at his place and ordered Thai food. Pune made a fantastic salad! Hopefully will have some pictures to share from Markus soon.
Speaking of pictures, found out today that the technicians at Seagate say they cannot recover any of the data on my 1-year-old external hard drive that crashed three weeks ago. Here’s the rub: it contains the only files for all of the pictures I’ve taken since before I moved to Bangkok – about 15 months worth of pictures. I hadn’t made a backup yet because I figured the likelihood of the drive going bad so quickly was low.
Does anyone know any company that does data recovery? I’ll gladly ship overseas but really would like the pics back.
At the same time, I guess it underscores the impermanence of all things, doesn’t it? Kind of like making the sand mandala and then wiping it away. Maybe I should stop taking pictures altogether.