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Disk Crash and Frog Foray

Subject: Disk Crash and Frog Foray
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 02:00:22 -0400
I arrived home today from a fairly successful frog foray. Turned on the
computer, and got a rather loud batch of sounds. The diagnosis, bearing
failure in my main hard disk, a 72 gig Quantum Atlas. I have no idea yet
just how much I've lost, still trying to extract the data, there was
more than 50 gigs on two partitions. So far got about half of all my
workfiles on the GA Frog Cd back. Got it to run for a while. So much for
a disk designed for a life of a million hours, it was less than two
years old. The data is still all ok, but too much vibration to read
well. Most of it all was backed up. But the backup for the Applications
was pretty old, and there were over 300 of those. Lots of hunting up
install CD's to do to get it all back up to date. And finding out what I
failed to back up.

Anyway, my last backup of my mailfiles was June 8, and my son has been
downloading my mail since, last time this morning. That period is all
gone, so if anybody wrote to me this week, you will have to write again.

Back to the frogs. I now have fully covered all species in Georgia. I
did not have any Carpenter frog recordings from Georgia, though I'd
reported them in the survey via other methods and recorded them in South
Carolina. Found and recorded, and not in Okefenokee Swamp, on private
land. I'll probably post a couple clips as I experimented with my tall
mic stand. Recording with the SASS/MKH-20 at 4' and 17' height. That
will be delayed a bit while I rebuild my computer disks.

Also recorded a bunch of new counties for some species. A pretty good
week in the field. Lots of changes for my website.



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