Special Mind/Body Wellness Hot Tip!

Friends –

From the Mind/Body Wellness department, let me share a quick tip that could prevent a lot of stress and anguish in your life:  Back up your hard drive right fucking now!

Seriously…if you haven’t already done this lately, stop reading this blog, pull out your external drive, hook that bitch up, and start saving!

As you may have gathered, this advice is fresh on my mind at the moment as I ponder that age old wisdom of, “It’s not a question of IF your drive will eventually fail, but WHEN it will eventually fail.”

Yes friends, the hard drive on my trusty Powerbook gave out the other night and the jury is still out as to what all the tech-heads will be able to recover from it.  Fortunately, I had just backed up my TWO latest books a day or two prior so, not much was lost there.  However, it had been a hot second since I backed up a number of other things so…let’s just say that I’ve been focusing on NOT focusing on the prospects of loss just yet.  Fingers are crossed…and a big lesson learned.

And yet, we ALL know this movie, don’t we?  If it hasn’t happened to you, it’s happened to someone close to you, right?  Something crashed on someone and something of extreme value was lost forever.  And in this day and age of writings, personal info, contact info, pics, programs, passwords, links, valued correspondence, music, and vids, all taking up residency on a spinning mechanism made by the kajillions in China somewhere…c’mon people!  How stupid are we to roll the dice and think that it won’t eventually happen to us?

So, please, for me – back up your shit!


About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of nine books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford. Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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3 Responses to Special Mind/Body Wellness Hot Tip!

  1. Despina says:

    I’m in the same boat Bobby, same thing just happened to me and geek squad has my computer now trying to save it. :o(

  2. heather says:

    That’s one good thing about relying on public computers; nothing of value to lose if they crash. Heck, electric pencil sharpeners & perforated paper still rocks my world…

    Just a random thought:
    If you were the family dog, used to getting blamed for mangling homework, how would you feel about crashing computers as the new scapegoat?

  3. Jason says:

    Man this just happened to me as well, probably about the same time it happened to you. Lesson learned, I now back up everything on one of those USB memory sticks. It is amazing how behind you can get when this happens, and it is even more amazing how dependent we all are on these nifty electronic boxes.

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