15 August 2005

technology lessons

It must be 100 CD-R disks I've wasted in the last year. I usually try to be thrifty and buy the bargain bin disks, say a 50 spindle for $5 US. And time after time, my frustration grows by their lack of working properly. Even if Nero says it worked ok, I would get error messages like 'No disk in Drive', 'please insert disk', or worse yet, it would just spin, making me paperclip it out and force reboot. Don't we just assume products we buy will work? And yes, they were name brand, no bullshit products from slave labor. Finally went in and paid top dollar for some good, non discount disks, and voila, I can finally back up my info again. Oh well, at least I have some chromatic light reflectors now.