In addition to iCloud, if you synced it with a computer you should have a backup there, and if neither of those works hopefully you can get it repaired or at least get the data pulled from it. That really sucks though.
I’m definitely in for one or more bowls, but can you clarify a little? I think you said you were working on a zirconia bowl to go with the ZX and I guess Z8, but you still have a different “Pro” bowl idea that you want to do with a new S-Pro and maybe Z-Pro?
Should all ZX and Z8 users just look at this round and assume a Pro head and bowl won’t be out for a while? Will the bowls be interchangeable between the Z8/ZX and Pro?
I just upgraded my iCloud a couple weeks ago but I don’t think it was enabled on the iPad as the thing is so old and slow I only used it as a digital sketchbook.
I’m just a little bummed about it as that was my main source of being able to say “I did that 4 years ago”
Oh well I should know better, I used to work there so I’m familiar with telling people they should have backed up their stuff
Yeah nobody should really mark their calendars on the Pro line being out anytime soon, I probably shouldn’t have even mentioned it but I get excited talking about building new things 'cause that's the fun part to me, trying and testing new designs. For now it’s all hypothetical, potential stuff. Besides, I just ordered the next round of ZX's with matching bowl.
Once the ZX line is complete I’ll probably move on to building some concentrate tools.
Of course I tend to be somewhat spontaneous with this stuff when I make something happen, so “you never know.”
If you are a Windows user, Windows 10 expires in 2025 so everyone is going to need to get a new PC w/Win 11 if they want continued security updates. Forced obsolescence, of course. That being said you can get some inexpensive refurbished Windows 10 PCs for ~$100 tp get you through from places like NewEgg and Micro Center. For inexpensive software look at Libre Office for an open source Office suite (sans Exchange) that does most of what common people use (Word, Excel, etc) - although there are also places online you can get discounted Office licenses.
For the geeks: you can update a Windows 10 PC by eventually replacing the OS with a Linux OS with a friendly GUI like Ubuntu or Mint - you can still load Chrome, Firefox, Thunderbird, Libre Office. You can get several more years out of a PC that is considered obsolete by Windows standards on a Linux OS. You do have to give up on running Windows EXEs unless they are compatible with Wine, but in an increasingly cloud-based society there isn't much now that you can't do with a *nix machine that you can't do with a PC. Everyone who has an Android phone is using a *Nix-flavored OS and nobody seems to have problems with online integration, it's just the software development realm. With *Nix there can be a fair amount of Googling "How do I * on Linux" but it's so widespread you (more often than not) can find the answer there.
Maybe this is an affordable option for you in case you think you need $$$$ for a new PC - you won't get a gaming machine but you can get a perfectly capable office-ready refurbished Windows 10 machine for cheap these days.
I've been really wanting to get a new Mac Mini so I can play with Logic Pro again.
I was recording a guitar part when I knocked over a soda all over my macbook some time ago and I've been wondering if I could recover all my songs from my SSD, but I haven't had a mac computer in a long time to be able to open anything.
Will the bowls be interchangeable between the Z8/ZX and Pro?
Yes! They all use the same fitment. Maybe I should switch to a proprietary size (Vapor Bros had to do that) but for now, everything is interchangeable.
The upcoming ZX bowl is about 2/3 the length of the glass bowl.
The heater sits about 33% closer to the herb, corresponding to a smaller load capacity with a focus on one hitter "snaps."
Everything about the Pro Bowl is more advanced and considered, but this ZX bowl already costs more than the heater head, so I'm not sure the market is really even there for the Pro line right now.
If you were using iCloud you may have been automatically backing up the iPad to the cloud. Or is this a different device you’re talking about?
I still need to try a different power cable to see if that does anything, it's the old 30 pin (lol) but the cord still works fine with my iPod nano (which I still use) so I'm not super optimistic the cord would be the issue.
Unfortunately it looks like it hasn't been backed up since 2019....