Silicanized Scrap

It’s official – my 1GB flash drive, the one I’ve been running Firefox, Filezilla, GAIM, and every single other portable application from for the last several months, is officially hosed. I plugged it into my computer at home tonight and got the same disc-not-formatted error I got at work today. So I reformatted it and attempted to move files from backup onto it. Every attempt failed about halfway through. So I tried to push just Firefox onto it. It went, but when I tried to start it, it would load most of the way through, then stop and start loading from scratch again.

Final determination – flash drive: 1; Jim: 0. I lose.

I’m not surprised. I make my flash drives work hard. They’re plugged in and running nearly 24/7, which means a rather limited lifespan. I think what I really need is one of those new portable hard drives, but those are currently way out of my price range (along with a whole host of other geeky toys I’d love to play with).

So, I’m back to where I was before – running separate instances of Portable Firefox on my work and home PCs until I can afford to replace my flash drive.

Bummer, dude.

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  1. Hey,

    This note is to let you know that I’ve awarded you the Thinking Blog Award for blogs that make you think. If you’d like to participate in this award:

    1. Simply add the graphic to your blog and link it back to The Thinking Blog.
    2. Write a post awarding 5 of your favorite blogs that make you think.
    3. A link back to the person’s blog who awarded you would be appreciated =)

    That’s all there is to it! I’m presenting this award to you because your blog make me think on a regular basis. Be blessed and pass it on!

    The graphic can be found here:

    That is also the link to the post detailing the award which you should link your award to.

    Here’s the link to my post mentioning your blog:


    Laura Curtis

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