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LowEndBox on Short Hiatus

Date/Time: April 1, 2010 @ 1:08 pm, by LowEndAdmin

Hey. Just a short notice here that I will be having a short hiatus. I’ve been getting emails almost daily inquiring about this blog, and sorry that I have not been responding.

First of all. My computer died. It was no where near low end either (Dell Latitude business laptop), but somehow the hard drive just decided to die on me. ddrescue has been running for 2 days and no guarantee that it’s going to be fixed. So far I am counting it as total lost — very frustrated.

On the other hand there is also Easter holidays, which I will be away from computers to actually get near to mountains and beaches for 4 days. I will be back on 6 April and hopefully I’ll be able to borrow a computer somewhere to continue my posting.

Happy Easter everyone!

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

11 Comments

  1. king:

    happy easter admin! lucky you live in a country with mountains and beaches.

    i can only see shopping center here! LOL.

    April 1, 2010 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
  2. ui:

    I was expecting you would post the world’s most expensive dedicated server today :(

    April 1, 2010 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  3. In the same boat. Had someone (go out of their way and) trip over my power cord and stretched the cord a couple of inches where it was beginning to fray. The replacement has been backordered for about three weeks now. Stuck with using the local library’s locked down computer terminals. Lots of fun.

    April 1, 2010 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  4. Charlie:

    :(

    Feel free to contact me if you’d need any help with keeping up with reviews or “new” deals. I’d be glad to help you and lowendbox out

    April 1, 2010 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
  5. Jamie:

    Unlucky. :( I suppose it’s an excuse to upgrade even further? Hopefully it’s in warranty. :)

    Have a great easter break.

    April 2, 2010 @ 6:19 am | Reply
  6. I think this would be a suitable time to post cheap backup providers :)

    April 3, 2010 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  7. I have a Dell Latitude laptop (D531) and I can sometimes hear the HDD motors sticking and clicking… Doesn’t sound too good…

    April 3, 2010 @ 11:16 pm | Reply
  8. try dd_rhelp and dd-rhelp… They will help save you a lot of time and hopefully your data

    April 5, 2010 @ 5:14 am | Reply
  9. Actually, this seems to be a bad couple weeks for Dell laptops. I just had to replace the entire back assembly holding up the LCD because it just busted a couple days ago.

    Spring air, maybe? Good luck though with the data recovery (forgot to say this in my last post)

    April 5, 2010 @ 11:47 pm | Reply
  10. I just had to replace the entire back assembly holding up the LCD on my Inspiron 1521*

    April 5, 2010 @ 11:48 pm | Reply
  11. I am back from my Easter break! Although the lappy stays dead.

    @king — I am sure if you drove enough miles you’ll be able to reach mountains and beaches. That’s pretty much what I did.

    @ui — No April Fools for me. Sorry I am still a little bit depressed from the dead hard drive (especially when I had a ton of my kids’ photos/videos on it that I have no yet processed and moved to my file server). :(

    @Chuck — I do not think it is the spring air. I do think have a good continuous desktop backup strategy would be my top priority at the moment.

    @Malcolmputer — thanks. I’ll check them out.

    April 6, 2010 @ 12:04 am | Reply

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