Still alive, but my main computer not so much

Carina Nebula

I’ve just put up a long and technogeek-ish post on my, lamenting the current Time Machine backup woes I’m having on my main computer. Which, for the record, is the one I write on.

Go over here if you’d like to see my lengthy saga about all the ways Time Machine is being stupid on my system!

(EDITING TO ADD: Oops, I linked to the wrong thing originally. I just edited the link to post to the correct post. That said, the 2020 one, this one, is also relevant just because in that one I went into detail as to the challenges I had doing a clean install of Catalina. So I’ll keep a link to that too!)

Meanwhile, I’m working on recovering data off that machine (most critically, my writing data!), and seeing what I can do about setting up alternatives to all my main programs on my backup computer.

For the interested, the backup computer is the one I used to use as my work machine on my previous day job. It dual-boots between Linux and Windows, and generally is better-behaved on the Linux side.

Problem is, I do my primary writing in Scrivener, and Scrivener doesn’t run on Linux.

However, my Scrivener projects all back up to my Dropbox. And I do have Scrivener on my iPad. In a pinch, I can write on that. But I will also be exploring installing Scrivener on the Win10 partition on the secondary computer.


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Author of the Free Court of Seattle series as Angela Korra'ti, and of the Rebels of Adalonia series as Angela Highland. Geek, fangirl, musician, and raving admirer of Newfoundland and Quebecois traditional music. Also a.k.a. Anna the Piper!