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!