4 Responses to “Computer catastrophe”

  1. Lynn Spangler March 15, 2011 at 3:36 PM #


    I use a flash drive and back-up my work every day just in case. We’ve had drives crash on us but thankfully my writing was never completely wiped out. Now I’m working off a new laptop (Valentine’s Day gift) but I still back-up everything irregardless. A lesson learned from countless computer moves when I was working. We always had to save our personal drives somewhere because we moved so much.

    Hope things get back to normal asap for you.


  2. Scott Evans March 15, 2011 at 3:45 PM #

    Oh dear! But yes I’m glad that you stressed the point of having backup of your data! From time to time I get the odd request for help when something goes horribly wrong that cannot be resolved easily or the OS has been compromised (aka Windows) the first question I ask is do you have a recent backup? Sadly the answer is usually no! then they have the cheek to complain about loosing their data…

    As I’m a Debian (Linux) user, I’m a big fan of rsync this can do (and more!) the function of Time Machine. I must admit that I’m not a fan of Apple/Mac (way too many reasons to mention here!)

  3. Shannon Stacey March 15, 2011 at 4:15 PM #

    I keep my current work in the Dropbox folder, but I just went and installed Carbonite. Your Mac’s scaring my Mac.

  4. Jill Shalvis March 16, 2011 at 4:23 PM #

    This happened to me two weeks ago, My beloved MacBook Pro had epic failure, I couldn’t get past the gray screen. I had the extended care and they replaced the logic board for free, but if I hadn’t had all my important files in Dropbox, I’d have lost the morning’s work. And I’d have cried.

    I am really curious about Carbonite though. You likey?

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