[thelist] Clean a CDR?

Liam Delahunty ldelahunty at britstream.com
Tue Aug 12 04:47:15 CDT 2003

>A client has had a supplier of is artwork for a soon to be published
>website, write in marker pen on the data side of the disc.

>Hopefully I can just clean off the offending "permanent" marker somehow
>and read the disc properly - at the moment I can get about a third of the

Further to my note, and the ideas from Messrs Stinson & Harbison, I found
that Mr. Muscle Bathroom spray (UK formula) worked well - with a little
elbow grease, whereas nail varnish remover was very, very bad!

<tip author="Liam Delahunty" type="Backups">
Don't just talk about backups to your clients. Do it yourself!

A really simple backup is just to copy the entire directories to a second
spare drive in your computer. Do it now and go and make a "nice cup of tea".

Want more? Write/get a script that'll check the modified dates and only copy
those and burn a CD one a month/week with the modified since last write to
store off site.

<tip author="Liam Delahunty" type="Cleaning CDs">
Client written on wrong side of a CD in marker pen?
Try new improved Mr. Muscle Bathroom with Anti-Bacterial Action. Also
removes, soap scum and helps prevent limescale!

Kind regards, Liam Delahunty, Mega Products Limited
http://www.megaproducts.co.uk/ web design, programming, e-commerce

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