After four days of working with the good people in IT at my employer, I'm told the hard drive with all the data is seriously screwed.
I'm sending it to a data recovery specialist -- it's going to cost somewhere between $700 and $3000, IF they can recover it.
Dreading this, obviously. Can't believe the bloody thing failed. I had even installed a diagnostic on the drive months ago that's supposed to alert the user to a problem. It said it was working fine.
So frustrating. I can't imagine having to recreate all that work. It's thinkable. : (
This is obviously pretty crappy news and means at best case a delay of another couple of weeks and possibly a couple of months if I have to redo the video. God I really can't imagine having to do that. Ugh.
On a more positive note, the cover art is coming together. I was going to post a work in progress because I wanted to give you folks a little something in exchange for your continued patience, but I think I should wait until we're 99% done with it. Travis is working hard and I wouldn't want to share his unfinished work, just as I'd not have wanted the unmixed audio to be shared.
Soon, friends, soon.
Meanwhile, if you are Pedro Cerrano from Major League, give Jobu some kind of offering so that this damn hard drive gets fixed, please.