As most of you know, this past week I had a major computer crash and my hard drives became un-bootable. I've been shut down since then.
Well, not entirely- I'm actually writing this post from the problem computer. But the computer isn't running Windows- It's using an Ubuntu Linux OS straight from a CD. I must say, it's sort of cool using a computer without any hard drives- It reminds me of my Apple IIe days back in the late 80's and early 90's. Put in your program on a disk, and it runs just perfectly.
With the help of my friend James, we were able to determine that both of my hard drives are actually completely fine, and I will be able to recover any data that I had previously lost. In fact, it's already been recovered on a brand new tiny little 750 GB external hard drive I picked up at Microcenter yesterday.
That being said, my digital photography workflow is currently non-existant. I haven't picked up my camera since all this happened, and to be perfectly honest, I've enjoyed my time away from the gear. Nature photography had definitely turned into a second job (without pay) for me, and the break from being constantly behind a lens feels like a much needed vacation.