Monday, September 22, 2014
My computer crashed. It was 11 months old. What do I do that causes this? If you remember this is not the first time I have had a computer crash, and you think I would have learned my lesson and back everything up. But, sadly, no. I did not learn from past misfortunes.
So, I am leaving for my fall recruiting trips. I am starting with Montana. I visit 5 universities in Montana, over the course of a week, and have a 60 minute powerpoint presentation to give. I've been working on that thing all summer. Then, 4 days before I leave, my hard drive crashes.
Ask me if I was smart enough to keep a copy of the power point on our shared server....
Ask me if I was smart enough to put a copy of the power point on the USB I had sitting next to my desk...
Ask me if I was smart enough to email a copy of the power point to anyone else in the whole entire world....
And so I am spending the rest of the week recreating the power point. Luckily, I just practiced in front of my office mates and still had their notes of suggestions to help guide me in the recreation. And luckily it happened 4 days before I left, not the day before, or (gasp) while I was in Montana!
However, I was not thinking about that on the day of the crash, I was only thinking "Holy buckets, why does this keep happening to me?"
And I went home.
And I had an adult beverage...or two.
So now I've ordered an external hard drive and a time machine for my computer so it will automatically back up my hard drive, and next time it crashes...because history does repeat iteself....at least I will be ready.