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cowardly lion

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A cautionary tale
« on: May 16, 2007, 07:49:39 am »

True story.  I just lost my jump drive with *everything* on it - fiction, non-fiction, absolutely *reams* of 'net articles, lists, 'how-to's, sources, resources, everything.  I either left it on my desk at work and someone picked it up (very low probability, for a couple of reasons), or I accidentally dropped it transferring it from one place to another (more likely).

STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND MAKE A BACKUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007, 12:07:26 pm »

OMG, I'm sorry.  That sucks.

Yeah, backups are good.  That's mostly what I use my thumb drives for.
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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007, 12:40:16 pm »

I even back up the back-ups. Life can suck every now and then and the copies of copied copies are better than nothing.
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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 04:38:20 pm »


I feel your pain CL. There for a while it seemed like I had an annual hard drive crash.

Right now I back up on a USB drive that I carry on a cord around my neck and email everything to my gmail account as a secondary measure.
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