Break-in this night :(

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Break-in this night :(

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Oh, man, am I *beep*! :evil:

Went to bed around 1am, heard some noises that I couldn't really place. But I wasn't too worried because you hear just about anything that the neighbours do in these houses. But a few minutes later I heard something else so I decided to go an take a look, couldn't sleep anyway, was still way too away and thinking about the phpBB reporting system :) Put on my robe, grabbed my Maglight and went downstairs.

I guess they heard me when I got up, there was noone there. Lights where on, doors where open, a terrible sigarette smell in the livingroom and and empty spot where our server had been. We have a machine in the living room that we use as our TV, stereo, file server, development server, etc and they have taken that box ;( EVERYTHING is on that machine. All our photo's (bought a nice Canon EOS 300D a year ago), all my development work, everything for the university, everything for my company (bills, taxes, documentation), a LOT of MP3s, etc, etc, etc. All GONE because some *beep* junk needed a few euro's :( BAH

Police was here but they can't do much. It was a no-name box so chances that it will resurface are very close to 0. Bweeh :(

I really should have listened to AcydBurn when he said that I should commit the not yet finished Reporting code to CVS :\
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Sorry to hear about that Bart. Thats a real nightmare. Manys a times my computers crashed, and I've lost work, but stolen? Thats rotten luck :(
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That is bad news! I do hope the police can recover it (and all it contains) for you.
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I think the chance of me winning 20 million euros in the lottery (without owning a lottery ticket :D) are larger than that :roll:

For everyone that doesn't have a decent backup of his/her data: Back it up properly. NOW... *sigh*
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Ouch that sucks Bart :(

Also, that is why I always tell people to make backups at least once a month of everything, plus that we got 6 computers in our house, but all of them are stored upstairs. (which 3 of them in my room) so a burglar or a junkie would have to dare to come darned close to my bed before it can steal my machine plus that I would problay awake, as I am awake quickly.
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I hope you don't suffer from the same problem that I (and many coders I know) have, and lose the will to recode the work that was lost.

And yes, this is a kick for me to get my own backups running. It's why I bought the DVD drive and lockbox in the first place.
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it certainly sucks for Bart, however i find it very sad to get money by stealing others property..

hope the police can get it back :|
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I have a dusty server case in the garage, into which I will be putting the contents of my main PC into. . . so anyone can nick that - if they get past the dog!

My server is going in a cupboard though, out of sight..

Bad luck man... :x
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That's terrible. I hope the police manage to recover the goods, but as you say, this seems unlikely.

All I can offer are my sympathies. =(
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Sorry to hear that. My hard drive crashed a few weeks ago and I didn't have a backup. I was able to recover about 50% of it, but the rest was gone. :(

I have done three backups since then. :)

I can't believe someone broke in while you were home.


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