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post Nov 5 2008, 08:22 AM
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Some bugger broke into my house yesterday and nicked the TV, laptop, graphics tablet, DS, games, and two digital cameras. I wouldn't have minded so much if the final draft of my novel wasn't on that laptop, which I haven't backed up for about seven months. Crap.

The weird thing is that they took all that but didn't take the consoles.

It really brings home to me that it's not the items, it's the data that's important. The most significant loss is the information on the harddrive.


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post Nov 5 2008, 09:20 AM
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Oh, no. sad.gif

I'm so sorry that happened, Mata.


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post Nov 5 2008, 10:18 AM
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Oh crap. Fucking arseholes. *hugs whilst kicking them in the ball bags with spiky toed boots*

Sorry to hear that, I know you've been putting a lot in to the novel- the final draft.


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post Nov 5 2008, 11:57 AM
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The swines mad.gif

I can understand why they didn't take the consoles, though. Theiving types tend to nick stuff that's small (and hence easily lost or broken) and easy to sell, such as handheld consoles, games, cameras, laptops, mobiles, PDAs and the like. TVs are easy, too, because they are almost impossible to trace. However, consoles - apart from the PS3 - are cheap and people tend not to lose or break them, so there's less of a market. Unless you've got a PS3, in which case they're a bit thick.

Anyway, here's hoping that the fuzz get their arses off the M4 and catch the buggers!


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post Nov 5 2008, 12:46 PM
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post Nov 5 2008, 01:51 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that Mata. What a bunch of bastards sad.gif

I hope the coppers help you as much as they helped me recently.


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Sorry to hear that.....errrr read that.


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post Nov 5 2008, 07:09 PM
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Mata, I did just buy a shotgun (I feel properly white trash). Shall we hunt down your data?

Sorry to hear that happened sad.gif How are the police handling the situation at this point?
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post Nov 6 2008, 07:44 AM
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That majorly sucks, I'm sorry. Hope you manage to get your novel back somehow.


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post Nov 6 2008, 12:11 PM
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Really makes me think about backing up my files more often....


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post Nov 6 2008, 12:50 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that, I had that happen to me about a year ago. Whoever broke into my place took my laptop and my external drive which had my back up and the funniest thing they took was an unopened thing of orange juice.


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post Nov 6 2008, 03:25 PM
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That's awful I'm so sorry to here it. sad.gif


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post Nov 7 2008, 08:05 PM
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D: That's rubbish. Hope you and Sues are ok and not feeling too violated and Arg! People Were In My House.


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post Nov 7 2008, 08:48 PM
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Damn and blast them. I was so looking forward to being made to feel intellectually inferior by your book, and now I'm going to have to wait longer! May their syringe needles forever be rusty and blunt.


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post Nov 8 2008, 01:04 AM
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We're not feeling too bad about it. I think it shook Sues up a bit, but we're getting along okay. The landlords have been really good - we've now got a super-dooper alarm system fitted - and the police have been really nice too. Even the insurance stuff seems to be going smoothly. Hopefully there'll be replacements with us around the end of next week!


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post Nov 8 2008, 06:19 AM
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Just remember to watch out in about a month, sometimes they come back in a month because they figure you have replaced everything, knew someone that that happened to.


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post Nov 8 2008, 10:12 AM
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Yep, the police have already mentioned that one. We've now got two extra locks fitted on that window, plus a huge burglar alarm throughout the house which phones us when someone tries to break in. If they come back then their life is going to be a lot more difficult!

And Pat, my book isn't at all intellectually challenging, but I hope it will be a good blast... When I've re-edited it. Sassen frassen...


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post Nov 9 2008, 02:39 AM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 8 2008, 10:12 AM) *
And Pat, my book isn't at all intellectually challenging...


For you maybe! laugh.gif


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post Nov 9 2008, 03:47 PM
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Well, it will be for me while I rewrite it. Humbug!


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post Nov 11 2008, 08:22 PM
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Have to say that my insurance company for my car have been helpful and things have fun (fairly) smoothly. Even the policewoman who helped me rang the day after to check I was OK. Bless 'er! smile.gif

I'm glad things have been put right, as right as they can be smile.gif


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post Nov 12 2008, 01:50 PM
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My insurance people have been amazingly good so far (I get replacements for some of the things this weekend). The police have also been really good, and even my landlords have been very helpful: we now have a brand-spanking new burlgar alarm that phones me if someone tries to break in! The loss of data has been the worst bit for me.

I think Sues has been quite shaken in subtle ways. She said yesterday that she always worries now when she's walking back to the house that the door will be open, or that there will be someone in there. I reminded her that her phone (like mine) would have been called if the alarm had gone off, and I think that helped a lot... I hope it did, anyway.


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post Nov 12 2008, 02:03 PM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 12 2008, 01:50 PM) *
I think Sues has been quite shaken in subtle ways. She said yesterday that she always worries now when she's walking back to the house that the door will be open, or that there will be someone in there.

Aww. sad.gif I hope she starts feeling a bit more secure again soon.


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Theiving scum! Hope you feel more secure with the new alarm.


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post Nov 14 2008, 01:19 PM
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She said yesterday that as she was walking back towards the house she thought about what I'd said (that her phone would have been called by the alarm) and felt a lot better about it. The phone-attached alarm was a fair whack more expensive, but for peace of mind I think it's hard to argue with the value.

I get replacement stuff today! Woohoo!


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post Nov 15 2008, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 14 2008, 01:19 PM) *
I get replacement stuff today! Woohoo!


I'm car shopping today to replace my little Yaris (RIP!) so I'm excited too. See my Crashed post for a list of cars I'm considering smile.gif

Hope you enjoy your new stuff smile.gif


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