The Backup Armageddon, or The Second Coming of Lost Dreams
This story is a heavily devastating one, as you will soon see after reading this. On Sept. 15, 2003, I noticed that my computer was strangely on from last Sunday. It was an old Packard Bell computer that I had received as a Christmas gift in 1998. Back then, I was not familiar with the Tao of Backup. All I had were floppy discs. No CD-RW disk or drive. It was working all right through the years, until it started screwing up multiple times that I had to bear the pain of reinstalling Windows 95 while I looked on, knowing that my files were erased, byte by byte. So far, it was painful, but the real crushing blow came to me on Sept. 15, 2003, when I found the computer to still remain on. I wasn't so sure about it, but it might've been my little parasite of a sister who left it on. When I cut the monitor on, I tried to move my files to another place, and then...a computer crash froze my system. IT was frozen, locked up, etc. So I decided to give it a cold boot, but it would be my last for the computer. Error messages popped up, and I tried everything, but alas...no solution. I thought the computer had years of dust, so I tried to fix it by dismounting the computer halfway and trying to clear and remove the dust, and even fixed my CD-ROM drive. When I almost placed everything back to the way things were, new errors appeared, and it felt like there's nothing I could do. The truth is, that the reason why I became miserable to post my story here was that I was working on a dystopian novel for six years ever since 1998. My prep work, my ideas, and my brainstorming notes to be exact. Because of my love for Japanese animation or "anime", I wanted to write a novel to be made into an anime to be shown only in Japan. IT was entitled "Sekai Taisen Omega", or in English, "World War Omega". After that, I started preparing for the day my dreams of my novel, along with my other files I miss so much, will be restored and finally achieving the true enlightenment of the Tao of Backup by searching for needed files (music, videos, text, programs, etc.) to prepare me for that hopeful day. But until then, I follow another type of Tao of Backup:
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