Saturday, 27 March 2010

A brief hedgehog movie from Thursday night

Yesterday, Friday, I was editing the previous night's hedgehog footage when my laptop - which had been giving me problems for a little while now - decided to choose that very moment to totally crash and burn. I spent a lot of time yesterday trying to ressurect it, but to no avail. I believe it is the hard disk that has malfunctioned. I just hope that there will be some way of getting the data off because I have a lot of photos on there that have not been backed up and will be lost forever if the data is irretrievable. Yes, I know I should have made back-ups, but buying a second hard-drive for back-up purposes hasn't exactly been a No.1 priority recently. (And I know I'm going to have to pay for that oversight now).

Additional to this, the other computer that I have access to has also been playing up and needs quite a few fixes of its own. I just now tried Movie Maker on this machine in an effort to re-make the aborted hedgehog movie from Thursday night, and the program simply failed on me. Rather than not show any new footage on the blog, I have uploaded straight to YouTube my favourite single video capture from that night.

I think still photographs are going to be easier until I get the laptop fixed again, and perhaps I won't be posting here quite so frequently for a short while, although you can be sure that I am going to continue feeding my spiky friends each and every night as usual.


  1. Hi GL,

    We enjoyed your hedgie video greatly but we are so sorry to hear about your PC problems. We hope they will be straight-forward and not-to-expensive to fix.

  2. It won't be too expensive to buy a new disk and my friend will do the fixing. I wouldn't trust one of these shops anyway. Last time I took it to a shop to be repaired they made a right pig's ear of it.

    My real concern is that I don't lose the photos which were on the hard drive. They are far more valuable to me than the hardware.