Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Smash! Bang! CRASH!

I'm sure that is the sound my laptop made as it committed suicide this week. Well, assisted suicide, really.

My tech department came and told me that they wanted to change the encryption software on my laptop. No problem. I said I would like to make a backup before the decrypting took place. They said, there is no need. Big problem. Always go with your instincts.

I lost all of my email that is newer than February 20 and lost all of "My Documents" that is newer than last November. OUCH!!!!!!!

On my recent trip to HK, I spent about 5 hours working on a project for my future replacement and about 4 hours updating a database. I should have gone with my instincts.

I am now using my home desk top, here at the office, until my laptop can be reconfigured and reformatted. I have learned some valuable lessons:

  1. Always go with your instincts.
  2. ALWAYS make backups.
  3. Always go with your instincts.
  4. When in doubt, see #1 or #2 above.
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