Monday, April 20, 2009

Let Me Take You On A Trip ...

I feel like I was sucked into a cyclone and existing in a parallel time-space continuum over the past 3 weeks. I am now back and functional thanks to the awesome of a co-worker who showed me some mercy and got my laptop up and running. Obviously I learned quite a bit in my vacuum. Here are some highlights:

  1. Electronic life is really short. Adapt or die. Get thee an external hard drive STAT and say goodbye to your CD backups.
  2. Keep your eye on the prize. iRobby is a reality. Look for this next round of evolution in June/July. See #1 as a primary factor ... my Dell Pocket DJ is not connecting to my PC as a result of new hard drive - even though I've got the original hardware CD and updates - and, let's face it, how am I supposed to get my treadmill on without my playlists? If you think iPhone or iTouch aren't in my short-term, think again.
  3. Things that matter online include: online banking, cooking references, travel plans. While I luh me some social networking so I can stay in touch with my homeys, I must admit it's quite nice to come home after a long day and read a book or spend more time with Maddie.
I was hoping to find the original Depeche Mode video for "World In My Eyes" but when this one popped up first, I felt it was kismet ... I was actually at this concert! It was the night of my college graduation. I walked around 2, left immediately and went to a friend's place, changed and Toshi and I hit up DM in Biloxi (even though we'd seen the tour in Atlanta 3 days before David Gahan overdosed and had to go to rehab, forcing a reschedule hence the Biloxi date), then drove onto New Orleans that night and departed for Cancun the next morning. Bombdiggity!

So with this in mind, I encourage everyone to take a little bit of time to assess what you might do in the event of a computer crash, and plan accordingly. I intend to do a backup to the external drive each week and will hopefully bypass some of the potential devastation of an aging architecture when I get my MacBook this summer.

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