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:
- Electronic life is really short. Adapt or die. Get thee an external hard drive STAT and say goodbye to your CD backups.
- 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.
- 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.
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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