I got my computer back today! The folks at the Apple Store replaced the hard drive, and everything appears to be working just fine.
It also looks like I managed to rescue pretty much everything important from the drive, and I’ve just finished copying the contents of my iPod back onto my system.
Once everything is back in place, I’ve resolved to be a good computer user and start backing everything up regularly. Apparently .Mac comes with a backup program… who knew? Good thing us Apple employees get .Mac for free…
In celebration, please enjoy this LCD Soundsystem music video: