I'll just create an image of my entire hard drive.
I'll just leave this running and it will, um, speed, up, right? I'll call apple and if i plead with them they'll tell me secret tips like freezing the disk drive (which may or may not work, as ipods seize up when frozen.)
I will never trust a laptop again!
Maybe it's not worth $500 to save some diary entries, my address book and a few scripts. Maybe I could just rewrite my scripts.
The moral of the story
Maybe it's best not to do tech work for something you're personally invested in. I should have asked for help sooner, rather than drunkenly trying to copy the whole thing. Try to save everything. end up with nothing. thank god i had enough sense to grab my school work first.
also, it's amazing how invested i've gotten with an inanimate object. in the future i need to 1. do backups. 2, not entrust my sense of self to a machine. 3, use paper more often.