Thank God for Stelios
I am able to blog from an internet cafe on tottenham court road, the laptop is in hospital and is hopefully coming out on Monday or Tuesday with all the data recovered.
That said I have bought another hard disk drive of 250 Gb to backup whatever is recovered and then to put that aside safely so that if another thing blows up I can recover it all.
Back up! is my new motto though how long it will last is anyone's guess.
I'm not having the best few days and Ive felt increasingly depressed possibly due to internet withdrawal.