A codeless day…

How inconvenient to lose a hard drive.

About two days ago Mail started continually crashing on me and yesterday my Xcode environment started locking up so what is the first thing any good developer does on the first sign of problems…  Quickly get the latest copy of all your source off!  Good thing because in the process of backing up other data I started to get read/write errors all over even with the drive pulled and mounted externally on another computer.  So I’ve order another drive and am in the process of setting up one of our other laptops to see if I can get back to ‘a coding day’.

BTW,  don’t get me wrong I love my Macs, but this blog is being posted from my trusty 4 year old development PC.  Maybe we can make a commercial out of that. ;)

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  • Jason says...

    Tell me about it… I just got my MacBook Pro back, Apple had to replace the logic board and both fans. Why is it that every MacBook Pro owner that I know has had major problems?

    comment added May 7, 2009 @ 8:37 pm

  • Jerod says...

    geddy-up, got my new hard-drive into today: WD 160 gig 7200 rpm that is. Reinstalling the OS now and setting it back up. Be rolling again soon…

    comment added May 8, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

  • Dave says...

    Thats why your DEV environment source should always be stored on a device with reliable redundancy – such as a network drive with RAID config :-)

    We recently scrapped our Apple server configuration and went for a bank of PC servers running Server 2008. Saved a load of cash and received a more functional system. Can’t be happier!

    comment added June 28, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

  • Matt says...

    And people, make sure once you have redudancy services in place…. USE THEM!!!

    Just this week I had to switch out a harddrive for one of our’MAC guys’… I gave him an external drive and instructions when I gave him the computer… had he used it? No.
    Now he’s out month’s of work because the seeker arm came apart and collided with his disks in a most unfortunate way.

    comment added September 10, 2009 @ 10:31 am