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Always going forward cos we can’t find “back up”

20 in 2004
47 in 2005
Total = 67 in about 7 months


Yep, that’s the number of entries so far in this blog :D

And that’s also the number of new files made over the last 24hours – did a bunch of “copy paste copy paste save as” so that I have copies of my texts on hand… juuuuuuuuust in case blogger.com goes kaput one day. And in case I want to look up what I wrote but I don’t want to get online just for that…

Getting back ups done of your files is really important…

Take what happened to me: my 30Gb external hard drive got wiped out by a grumpy Mac! While I found some OLD back-ups of my MP3s and some work files, I would have needed a DVD (as opposed to CD) or two to backup my collection of videos obtained mostly via iMesh: almost the entire seasons 2 & 3 of Star Trek: Enterprise! Music videos! Movies! All gone…!!!

Of course, those are replaceable… but what about the archives of all my mail from work? That is gone forever…. I don’t even know what else I had on the drive… all gone…

Oh well… it’s obviously not the end of the world… sayang, that’s all…

Nvm; nowhere to go except forward… learn & move on…

Hence my back up activities yesterday and today :)

. . . . . . . hey, when did YOU last back up YOUR data? ;)

Oh .. in case you were puzzled about the title of this blog… me and my word play... 'back up' is an Americanism for 'reverse' (as in making the car go backwards lah) kan? So substitute that into the title and you get part of a real funny song by Dr Demento: do u know it? Dr.Demento lyrics

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  1. "____ ____ing, across the universe...." - good stuff, maynard. :-P

    "Grumpy"?!? i guess i should just let that slide... i know i'd be in tears if my external drive crashed. being "efficient" about back-ups is IMPOSSIBLE ... at least with my mac's and my organizational skills (or lack thereof!). g'luck with other recoveries lady!

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