1) Let new battery fully charge.
2) Use Ubuntu until…
3) DiskWarrior arrives.
4) Repair drive.
5) Repair DC in port.
6) Install disk caddy.
7) Install enclosure.
8) Backup drive with enclosure.
9) Install SSDs.
10) Transfer system software.
Also: buy new Magsafe.
A drive just failed for me for the first time since the mid-90s. It was encrypted, contained my password keychain and a bunch of old photos, and wasn’t backed up.
Most of my code — anything I’ve worked on recently — is safe in a git remote. This, really, is all I care about. The passwords can mostly be reset and losing the photos is a stupidity tax I am forced to pay. But the code would have been a piss-off: I’ve spent the last month building a game in my spare time, to professional standards. That sweat equity, at least, was skillfully insured.
The rest is all gone. I’m installing Ubuntu because I blame Mavericks — there’s a rumour that the new Disk Utility doesn’t play well with encryption :/
[Updated with more stupidity tax penalties as I remember them:]
My poker hand histories!
My custom ringtones and all music projects!
My unfinished video project!
All the really good porn!
My business records!
No, really, the good stuff!
My writing projects!
Like, literally the best… maybe I can still find it no more time to waste here!
Work computer. FML.
Currently playing through this one with Jill.