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Playing With Fire

February 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Well folks, I had an article planned today for a quick, down and dirty home studio setup, but apparently I’m going to talk about the importance of backing up your data instead.  Right now I am playing with fire.  I have no functioning external harddrive and lately my computer has been randomly shutting down.  Today it’s happened to me twice so far…and I had to restart a project three times because of it. 

Now don’t get me wrong, I do have an external hard drive that I used with my old laptop, but for some reason it doesn’t seem to like the new laptop (New as in I got it two years ago…) so I have all of my old music, and all my photos from 2010 and prior on it with no way to retrieve them.   This also includes all of the newborn photos of my son.  I’m confident that they’re all safe and secure in there, but until I can actually retrieve them, I’m more than a bit disappointed. 

Now of course I know better, but I’m not exactly swimming in money that would allow me to go out and buy another external drive…especially since I’m relatively sure I can recover the old one…eventually.   It’s one of the reasons I’ve been using online galleries such as those available on Google+ or on SmugMug.  I don’t have all of the photos on there, but at least I have the best ones up there in case something happens. 

I am kind of worried that one of these days my computer is going to randomly shut itself off and not restart, but I’ve been working to get everything backed up as I can.  Any client materials of course are burned to disc and placed in my fire safe.

Anyway, I apologize for the late update today, but as I said I was delayed uncontrollably.


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