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Writer-Musician Data Recover

$255 of $1,800 goal

Raised by 19 people in 10 months
Ruadhán Jarman McElroy  YPSILANTI, MI
Hi!  I'm published author Ruadhán J McElroy , author of The Mod Stories' New Dance: A Modernist Romance, and Simple Man: The Autobiography of Peter West I also perform music as Ruadhán and record experimental music as This Is Where the Fish Lives , and have notably recorded an industrial/noise soundtrack for Un Chien Andalou with Jason Crowe (best known for recording as Pandable and Pandanandi).

There was recently damage to the external harddrive where I kept all of my writing and recordings dating back to 1999, and due to a glitch in the app, I had failed to save my own works to my OneDrive (and after fixing this problem, forgot to go back and do it).  The external drive is barely two months old, and like most reasonable people, I didn't forsee any potential issues with this drive this soon.

I'm pretty good with computers, myself, and have several friends who are better with them.  We've exhausted all the troubleshooting that we can do on our own, and have called in professionals who've given me a high-end estimate for data recovery.

I'm in the middle of my third and fourth novels (books two and three in The Mod Stories), and also in the middle of recording my first vocal album, ever, and I need these files.  Unfortunately, I have barely over $100 in savings, and data recovery averages at a couple thousand dollars. (I've also figured in money to replace my drive after data is recovered).  This drive also contains over fifteen years worth of unfinished stories and music PLUS my music library that I DJ with. 

I have three jobs on the line without this data, and am in desperate need to recover it all.
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Update 27
Posted by Ruadhán J McElroy
2 months ago
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Some money just deposited to my savings.

At the current rate it deposits, I will be able to save this all on my own in (wait for it)....

ONLY SIX MORE YEARS!
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Update 26
Posted by Ruadhán J McElroy
2 months ago
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It's that time of the year, when I am more broke than usual, and butthurt white people are being extra butthurt.

As always, if you would rather help out in other ways, I have buttons here, and use the coupon code FEAROFABLACKFRIDAY2016 for 20% off your whole order (until 6 December):

Http://mcspooky-bootique.artfire.com

Or buy my music here:

Http://ruadhanmusic.bandcamp.com
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Update 25
Posted by Ruadhán J McElroy
3 months ago
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Now that my electric bill is paid and no longer in danger of shut-off, I can go back to whoring out for this, again.

If you noticed that the amount changed, it's cos I very much overestimated the GFM fees, but now I'm closer to raising what I still need!

Once again, my biggest worry is being able to get together the money for Gilware before my service order expires.

If you want to help in other ways, my Patreon is here:

http://www.patreon.com/mcspookypants

...my bandcamp page is here:

http://ruadhanmusic.bandcamp.com

...and my Artfire shop is:

http;//mcspooky-bootique.artfire.com
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Update 24
Posted by Ruadhán J McElroy
4 months ago
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My new harddrive arrived, yesterday, and another $7 automatically transferred to my savings account from chequeing.

Again, any little bit will be a BIG help, so feel free to share this as far and wide as possible!
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$255 of $1,800 goal

Raised by 19 people in 10 months
Created April 13, 2016
Ruadhán Jarman McElroy  
RJ
$8
Ruadhán Jarman-McElroy
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

automatically deposited to savings

RJ
$3
Ruadhán Jarman-McElroy
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

automatically deposited to savings

RJ
$7
Ruadhán Jarman-McElroy
4 months ago (Offline Donation)
CV
$5
Charles V
5 months ago (Offline Donation)
RJ
$6
Ruadhán Jarman-McElroy
5 months ago (Offline Donation)

Transfer to Savings

RJ
$6
Ruadhán Jaran-McElroy
6 months ago (Offline Donation)

transfer to savings

RJ
$11
Ruadhán Jarman-McElroy
6 months ago (Offline Donation)

From my savings

RJ
$7
Ruadhán Jarman-McElroy
7 months ago (Offline Donation)

Automatic deposits to my Savings from Chequeing.

RJ
$20
Ruadhán Jarman-McElroy
7 months ago (Offline Donation)

transfer to Savings

$20
Elizabeth Davidson
7 months ago
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