Merry Christmas folks.
Hopefully Christmas was good for you and whatever God, or red suited white bearded fellow, you believe in fulfilled his promises for this time of year?
Now, can I ask you to stop and check you are backing up your important elements of your pc? No, don’t just nod sagely and say “I always backup”, actually check you’ve done it. And if it’s automated, actually check it’s running and has been working.
Maybe, do a fresh backup now. Consider it a Christmas present for me.
I’ve talked about backup plans for photographs since I started this blog. 18 months or so. I’ve taken 8500 photographs on my Canon alone so backups should be pretty important. Indeed, given my line of work, it’s a pretty standard approach.
So, it’s a bit gutting to be sitting her typing on my old pc about the fact that my new pc had a hard drive failure just before Christmas and as a result I’ve lost something in the region of the last 4 months worth of photographs.
I can recover some. Others are crap and won’t be missed, but some that I liked are gone and some of my family are gone.
I know I’m an idiot. All the “I told you so’s” in the world aren’t going to change that. I’d expect it’ll take me a few weeks to put things right and get the machine back.
Right now, I’m just kinda sad about the whole thing.