I haven’t done a tech post in what seems like FOREVER. And I hate that I’m doing one right now. Yesterday, I found out that my external hard drive had died on me. Completely shut down. It had everything on it. Sure, all of my résumés are backed up via e-mail, as are some of my photographs (thankfully all my good photos from Hong Kong, Miami, and those of my family), but mostly everything I’d written is gone.
I’m not as sad as I was yesterday. No use crying over spilt milk. But it is a learning opportunity. From now on, everything is going into a secure cloud except for a few files which have sensitive information that I need to keep on a flash drive. Back everything up folks.
Make professional development a priority.