Oh dear. There I was writing a clever template to act as a photo album for this site and my laptop stopped. Everything froze. I switched it off and tried to switch it on but it wouldn’t boot. I tried the Windows XP recovery CD and it couldn’t access my hard drive.
Long story short: my laptop’s hard drive is toast and the last time I backed my data up was around 4 weeks ago (I do it monthly and was just about due to do it again). So I’ve sent it off in the hope the data can be recovered at no small cost to myself!
If the data can be recovered then I’ll be up and running in a week or so. If not I’ll have to reverse-engineer all the stuff I did over the last month from my site back into my month-old CityDesk database and in a couple of weeks I’ll be able to post again. So either way I’ll be going quiet for a short while. I’m sure you’ll all manage to cope!
Let this be a lesson to you all. Backup all your data weekly, if not more frequently. Message ends.