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Author Topic: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!  (Read 24113 times)

Steve

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Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:53:06 pm »

My disk crashed this week. I have a back-up service for my data. Unfortunately when I added a new disk last April it suspended backing up the Anim8or source files.   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Sooooo, now I get to rewrite everything from mid April. This includes multi threaded rendering and the new bone editing code.

Don't worry, I'll rewrite it all. It was a lot of fun the first time, and it should be even more fun the second!
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 04:00:16 pm »

Ouch!

You have my sympathy.

I'm sure the new code will be better than the original, since now you have some experience in writing it!
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 07:10:44 pm »

Steve ?!! /Still, when using this and any other computer program, I still offer the same advice: "Save Early, Save Often!" And don't always save to the same file. Keep a recent backup handy./  :P
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Steve

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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 07:37:58 pm »

Good advice!

I thought I was. I use Carbonite which backs up files continuously. I had a disk crash 3 or 4 years ago and Carbonite had everything save and easy to reload.

Unfortunately when I changed the configuration of my computer last April it got confused and started backing up the wrong disk. Since it keeps everything for several months I got weekly reports of the back-up which looked fine.

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neirao

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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 09:59:24 am »

Sad huh Steve ... already happened to me too with some applicatives I was developing(I lost everything), lucky that I always saved a few previous versions always on web driver ... one off backups, another good tip is always PRINT the codes and save them :)

But also like you said it's fun to reprogram some things from scratch, it ends up being easier and cleaner than based on the original codes!

Good luck! :)
« Last Edit: August 11, 2018, 10:04:14 am by neirao »
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 07:26:44 am »

Condolences hope its not a tedious task.  Does this justify an extra trip to Italy? :)
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 11:20:00 am »

...Does this justify an extra trip to Italy? :)

At least you could console yourself with some gelato...
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 05:06:34 pm »

More likely Vancouver for SIGGRAPH  :)
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 11:33:22 am »

It's a bloody shame, but good luck on the rewrite, Steve! It's about time Anim8or had a new bone system anyway =)
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2018, 11:47:46 am »

I can sympathize Steve as this has happened to me in the past.
On the positive side, I find I usually write better and more elegant code on the second attempt!
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Steve

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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2018, 01:02:03 pm »

Yes, the second time the code is better organized and easier to write. I've finished a lot of small things and am close to finishing the multi-threaded rendering code. There's still a lot to do though. Good think I like to write code
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2018, 01:02:54 am »

BTW Steve,

Sent you a PM / Email about an issue we discussed a few months ago. (No panic obviously  8) )
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2018, 12:48:27 pm »

Just heard the news....amazed you are so calm about it.
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2018, 04:12:48 pm »

It could be worse - at least I don't have a boss bugging me to work harder :)  It's going a bit faster the second time. I have the multi-thread code finished and bunch of small things, and I'm working on the new bone editing now.
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Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 11:20:42 am »



At least you could console yourself with some gelato...


I think a little Limoncello may be in order :-)
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