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  1. two2wheels

    two2wheels New Member

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    All of my recipes & inventory stored on E-Juice calculator have disappeared! This program was awesome, and yes, FREE, but I didn't expect to lose 6 months of recipes. I hesitate to print them out before perfection, so I have few that I have been able to save.
    So sad.
     
  2. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell VU Donator Platinum Contributor

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    I have a 3 ring binder that all my proven recipes go into.
    Along with which coil works best in what tank, etc.
    A listing of all my flavorings.
    And a listing of my reserve flavorings that I use for my 4 ADV's.
     
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    f4milytime New Member

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    That sucks so badddd,....Nothing like ol' reliable paper.
     
  4. Foggz

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    oh that sux! .. sorry to hear this.. how did that happen? did the file get corrupt? if you can recover the file, might be able to save it.. ??
     
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    Huckleberried ISO: Yoda Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor

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    I'd be MAD! Yeah, I keep a notebook, too. Still, that really sucks. I wonder of the creator of the calculator could help ya out? Is there contact info?
     
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    That would suck :( I feel for you. I have mine all saved on my work computer, home computer, and many notebooks. I mainly use excel and built in some formulas to calculate the actual gravity of a lot of flavors since I mix by weight.
     
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    Gravity is not always a constant.
     
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    I realize this, that's why I scour the MSDS sheets for the flavoring companies I use to get their specific gravity for each separate flavoring. When I'm mixing a liter of something I don't use a 1 to 1 ratio, I prefer the actual gravity of said flavors so that's how I do. If I'm mixing like a 30 or 50 ml bottle I don't generally worry about specific gravity and assign it a 1ml to 1g ratio.
     
  9. two2wheels

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    I have just found contact info, so I'll let y'all know....
     
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    Reminder to self: make another backup
     
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    Hard copy is good, but I doubt it'll be the first thing on my mind if my house catches fire (which was a bigger possibility than what I wanted to face this past November here in east Tennessee)...I do have a couple of 3-ring binders full, but anything in them is also saved to the laptop and desktop, Dropbox, and I also make it a habit to send the better ones to myself via email. ;)
     
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    nice! but to be extra safe you should send me a copy ... just in case ;)
     
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    Glad my misfortune has served to remind everyone to be responsible!
    GREAT NEWS, though. The program developer got back to me and helped me find my files and get them back where they belong.
    Shout out to him; it was really great of him to help out.
    I STILL think this is the best calculator out there:
    http://diyjuicecalculator.com/
     
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    Do you actually say ACK in day to day life?
     
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    I do indeed.
     
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    Time for @two2wheels to make a backup, eh?
     
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    Great to hear that you were able to recover those!!
     
  18. Teresa P

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    Dropbox is worth much more to me than the $9.99 per month that I pay for it. ;)
     
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    MrScaryZ VU Donator Platinum Contributor

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    As much as it sucks its a lesson in learning to always back up your data one way or another and in a format that can be restored
    in a pinch the fastest way to store things in the media coined "Cloud" is to email yourself your data that way you always have it. Google is a godsend that most do not use its capabilities its free 15GB of data that is more than enough for storing personal data for life. I have had Google since the Beta days and I am still only on 8GB of total use and I really use it and archive almost all my email resumes , ejuice recipes etc
     
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    Do you mean you keep a separate email acct just for storage? i do frequently email myself to keep certain data, but I'd hesitate to store any personal info like passwords through gmail.
    I dug up an old thumb drive, plan to pick a new one up but in the mean time I will be backing up my files on it. I also plan to send a donation to the developer of my 'free' juice calculator.
     
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    MrScaryZ VU Donator Platinum Contributor

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    Nope if you have a gmail account google you automatically get 15gb of data surely this is enough for any doc's and alot of stuff minus movies etc.. Like I said its been gosh 16 years and I still have 7GB and its always been stored online reason I do this is if I need to edit a resume or lets say get a file it does not matter where I am or what computer I am on. I have work folders etc so I can do whatever I need anytime anywhere without dragging usb dongles around.. usb dongles have their place but in reality they also go bad get lost etc.. hope this helps.. Its a way of getting cloud storage without paying a fee.. and without signing up for other services
     
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    Yep, I have "Recipes" folders in my gmail and yahoo mail, easy access from any device. ;)
     
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    Oh, wow, I didn't know that was available. I do have gmail, will have to research how to get that. Thanks for the info! VU crew is so cool!
     
  24. MrScaryZ

    MrScaryZ VU Donator Platinum Contributor

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    Its simple man log into your gmail account then go to another browser windows http://www.google.com/drive
    thats all there is your storage
     
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    I use Google Drive and am completely satisfied. Simple drag & drop. If you pay for internet usage by the gig, and have a lot to transfer, you might wish to seek out a Free wi-fi hotspot to do it. ;)

    Ron
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    " A friend of mine once said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."-Dr. Walter Bishop, Fringe
     
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    Thanks, I'll try that.
     
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