What posts in June? Oh, thooooose thirty posts in June… again. It seems that for the fourth year in a row I’ve climbed aboard the daily blogging train and continued that monumental, multi-year writing effort to string a topic or idea across the vast reaches of years. Each day a new post on a new topic, but on the same blog-per-day topic as last year, creating another set of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be:
June 8th // Something You Have Fixed
The clock was ticking on today’s installment of this daily blogging thing. I was looking at this article topic and seriously –I’m sorry– considering yet another episode of my standard fallback of metaphorical introspection wedged into the subject du jour. Oh, I’ve fixed my… blah. You get the picture.
You know the kind of bork I’m talking about. You’re trying to do something useful with your afternoon kinda bork, where it is probably, very likely, due to the fact you were doing something useful that the stupid thing borked in the first place.
But then you’ve gotta fix it.
I’ve been working on my daily video project again for the month of June, and –as the opportunity for video-worthy moments sometimes strikes at unplanned times– one of the videos-so-far I’ve recorded was on my phone. Plan: sync to Dropbox, pull the phone vid onto the desktop computer, convert it to a more useful format, and we’re ready to go.
I connected to Dropbox. I selected the video. It started uploading, then: “Upload Failed: the file you selected is no longer available.”
A few minutes of mild panic, followed by some minor poking and prodding determined that the perfectly functioning MicroSD card (at least a few functioning a few minutes earlier) currently living inside the guts of my Android Jellybean phone had unexpected unmounted itself and decided to not register as existing in the known universe.
I used to dabble in tech a lot more frequently. But the hacker-verse has gradually narrowed, and my interest has waned with age and lack of time, and so I only dabble on an as-needed basis these days. But I find it reassuring that I can still pry open the back of my phone, and repair it’s innards when the need does arise.
If you found this post via a keyword search, perhaps you’d like to actually know how I fixed the case of missing memory card:
1) Powered down the phone.
2) Removed memory card and inserted it into the reader on my laptop.
3) Deleted some corrupted photo files (thanks, Dropbox?)
4) Took the opportunity to backup the card contents to my computer.
5) Re-inserted memory card in phone.
6) Powered back up: success!