Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Backup and Back to Blogging

My employer-owned laptop was damaged right at the start of my European trip this summer, evidently while it went through security at nearby Bradley Airport. I finally got it fully diagnosed and sent off for repairs. Apple received it on Friday and had it back here by today (Monday). Only problem: for some inexplicable reason, they erased the hard drive, even though (1) it was not part of the repair order, and (2) they had an administrator password and thus had access to all programs and functions.

What makes this so bizarre is that this is the second time this has happened to me. The first time, 5 or 6 years ago, they wiped the drive even though the only repair order was for a fan replacement.

This is starting to seem like a recurrent bad dream.

At any rate, thanks to a large external hard drive and reasonably good backup habits, I'm back in business.  As a helpful reminder, some of the clever and kindly folks at Reddit designated March 31 as "World Backup Day," with the slogan, "Don't be an April Fool."  Good advice.

Anyway: after backup (and restoration), back to blogging.

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