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Where Ya At, Herb?

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Hi Folks,

Sorry for the delay in posts. I have been on the computer but it’s been actual work. My wife has an external hard drive with almost 3tb (terabytes, not tablespoons) of data including many unique and original graphic collections. This drive went belly-up the other day, saying, “This drive is corrupt.” Over the last week I have learned an awful lot about partitions and storage and, on the plus side, how to use a Linux system to recover data which meant making a dual-boot system without losing all the other data on the computer. It’s been quite an educational, if time-consuming experience. But I do have several posts in the works including a couple of stories from the Art Vegan/Joe Burger world and a couple of reviews. I also have a couple of little stories from down on the farm and am still working on the bigger writing projects. Since I haven’t been posting everyday time slips away from me.


49 responses to “Where Ya At, Herb?”

  1. haoyando Avatar

    Can you tell decaf from regular? I won”t be able to. They taste the same to me, but what comes afterwards is not the same.

    1. Brothers Campfire Avatar

      I feel betrayed when I accidently consume decaf

      1. Herb Avatar

        I know what you mean.

    2. Herb Avatar

      It’s the afterwards that I want, lol. There is a very slight difference in taste in some brands but modern decaf generally has pretty good taste. Caffeine does have a flavor of its own, however.

  2. haoyando Avatar

    Can’t wait for your new posts. Even your successful rescue mission through linux sounds interesting.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you. It might come up.

  3. Amber Avatar

    Decaf is a joke

    1. Herb Avatar


  4. Bruce Goodman Avatar

    I think it is tablespoons.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Oooohhh… I have so much to learn.

  5. LauraBelle Avatar

    You do what you gotta do … I’ll still be here! 🤗💕

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you so much. I sure appreciate the vote of confidence.

  6. kagould17 Avatar

    Technology is great when it works. Glad you are cracking the cranky hard drive. Allan

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. Yes, the caveat really is, “when it works.”

  7. MARGARET Avatar

    Thank you!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yes ma’am. You’re welcome.

  8. Margy Avatar

    Impressive that you could figure out a work-around!
    My computer crashed a few years ago and the techs couldn’t recover the hard drive. I hadn’t done a back up for about a month. After that, I started doing back-ups more often to two external drives! I call it the ‘belt and suspenders’ way of doing things. I know many people have their back-up in the ‘cloud’ but even a cloud could fail, I suppose.

    1. Herb Avatar

      The belt and suspenders method is what most of the people I talked to recommended along with the cloud.

  9. Geoff Stamper Avatar

    I count on you for quality not quantity!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you very much. Now the pressure is on…

  10. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

    I love the picture I am a tea drinker but I watch people and when Decaf comes out you’d think somebody was trying to kill them. Remember don’t learn too much Folks will rely on you and thats just terrible.

    Laugh everyday, It’s as necessary as food

    1. Herb Avatar

      No worries. I only know enough to get into trouble over my head, usually.
      Do you drink herbal, decaffeinated tea or black tea which has a bit of caffeine?

      1. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

        I prefer Green but drink them all at different times.

  11. dumbestblogger Avatar

    30 terabytes? who would want to eat that much dirt?

    1. Herb Avatar

      Well, it sounds like a lot but my grandma used to say that you eat a bushel of dirt before you die.

      1. dumbestblogger Avatar

        If eating a bushel of dirt didn’t kill you I’m not sure what would.

        1. Herb Avatar

          I don’t recall her saying how long you would live but I think she meant over your lifetime.

          1. dumbestblogger Avatar

            Hmm, the other interpretation would be that when you eat there is a bushel of dirt underneath you. That’s generally true.

            1. Herb Avatar

              That is. Unless you’re on a cruise or something, maybe.

              1. dumbestblogger Avatar

                But even then, it depends on what’s under the water.

                1. Herb Avatar

                  I are lucky to have smart frends like you.

                  1. dumbestblogger Avatar

                    Aren’t ya?

  12. hjonasson Avatar

    Glad you’re back online! Technology is magic.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thanks. It can be magical when it works otherwise it is a kind of fiendish sorcery requiring arcane knowledge.

  13. mattsnyder1970 Avatar

    It’s alright Herb, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

    1. Herb Avatar


  14. AJMcGregor Avatar

    Honestly, Herb, I would need therapy with that kind of a computer situation. It’s impressive that you handled it. I also know you’re a man who doesn’t swear, but I’m thinking it must have been a temptation at times. 😊

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. Yes, the temptation is there sometimes but I try to control myself. And quote Shakespeare. He has some really good lines. “I’ll beat thee but I’d infect my hands!”
      or I was really feeling, “Methink’st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.” “I scorn you, scurvy companion.”

  15. Marty the Writer Avatar

    When you disappear for a while it makes your followers yearn for your posts more…or something like that.

    1. Herb Avatar

      I hope you’re right. Thanks for the follow, by the way. Anyone who understands that the real reason aliens would come to visit is pizza must be a person of special intelligence.

  16. Jacqui Murray Avatar

    Did it work? Inquiring minds want to know.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yes ma’am, it finally did.

  17. Catxman Avatar

    Coffee doesn’t do anything for me, strangely. Caffeine in the form of soda pop or energy drinks is better, but still limited. I wonder if my body is just MADE differently.

    — Catxman

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yeah, it has different effects on different people.

  18. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

    “backup” then backup some more

    1. Herb Avatar

      You know that’s right.

  19. Petra Avatar

    Decaf?! Also, fingers crossed you’ll get to write again soon.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thanks. It’s not a permanent leave of absence, lol.

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