05 Jun 12 7:00 am
Always a challenge to overcome...
Well, this was a fun weekend... Came home Thursday night and couldn't get my computer to boot off the hard drive. Tried a couple of things, but I think I only made things worse.
So instead of buying a hard drive, I bought a laptop instead. Needed a new one anyway. Then spent the next day setting it back up with current versions of my favorite software and reloading a couple of others. Still have a couple left to do.
Fortunately, I was able to save about 75% of my current working data. That's because I'd been saving most of my critical stuff on my external hard drive (thank goodness), which included most of my site related content. Still, lost all the video I had recorded had been working on editing, so I have to do that over from scratch. But that might be a good thing... One or two things about that video were... maybe a bit weird.
Lost a few other things too, like an email I had prewritten but not loaded into Aweber yet. At least I had already put the post I wrote a week ago online, I just hadn't published it yet because I was still looking for a title for it.
Moral of the story, though, is back up your working data you have on your computer. Having it on an external hard drive can help, but even those can go bad, so having it at least one other place is probably a smart idea.
Now, if I'd been smart, I might still have gotten some work in "by hand" if nothing else, but I didn't think of that until today :D 3 days wasted to "idleness" and 1 to scrambling. Still not done, though, but at least I should be able to get back to work... But now, I might need to make time for other things, but that's another tale...
Hope everyone is doing well and moving forward with what they're learning! Remember, take action!