Wednesday, November 15, 2006

P.S.A. (pubic service announcement)

Today I got a call from a frantic client who didn’t back up his files. All of his files are gone. I want each and every one of you to think about what would happen if your computer crashed in the next five minutes, and the files on the HD were gone forever. Think about it. I’ll give you a minute. . . . . . . . okay. Now. Go and back up your files. When I say “back up” I mean “Copy them somewhere other than your one computer.” You could burn then to CD, buy one of those cute little flash disks and copy them there, or buy an external hard drive. These gadgets plug directly into your USB port and they are worth the piece of mind you will have knowing that your entire digital life: bookkeeping files, pictures, music, that crap poetry you write, porn, CAD drawings, whatever. . . . knowing that if your machine crashes, you’ll be able to carry on without therapy, or explaining to YOUR clients why you don’t have your stuff together.

And don’t download crap from the Internets. (You know who you are) you’ll get a virus and that will ruin your day.

Well, that’s the PSA for today. I’m going for beer.

Then I’m going to write my crap Science fiction.

Until next time, do your best, drive carefully, and keep reaching for the stars . . . (after you back up your friggin' files)

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