Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Disaster comes in all shapes and sizes

Just when you start to get comfortable and life begins to mellow out, a tsunami of reality washes over your unsuspecting butt and takes you out to sea.

Last week, I suffered a hard drive crash. Now, most responsible folks would have made sure that all important files were backed up and I, being very responsible did so. But, the Gods of Karma weren't going to let that stop them. I backed up records, photos and documents but not settings, favorites, and etc. Also, it had been a couple of months since the last backup so everything from that point is gone too.

A friend of mine told me that regardless of how prepared one is, a HD crash is devastating. He's obsessive about his backup and re-images his OS every month. He still lost valuable documents when his crash happened.

So... here's the goods... I am going forward from this point. I'm not going to fret about what was lost or where I can find my shit. If I need it, I'll look for it. If I never need it again, then it's good that its gone.

Still... It sucks big.

Update: Apparently, as I was reconfiguring my Windows Mail, unbeknownst to me, my security protocols were taken down (Gee, thanks Microsoft!) So, I guess I caught an email bug that sent out a bunch of links in my name. If you received an email from me between May 1st through 20th, delete it. My apologies for this inconvenience. I hope these spams didn't lead to a virus or such. Hopefully, now I have all my securities in place and can better control my outbox.

God, I hate this shit!

So Mote It Be,
David A.