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Disaster or Opportunity?

My hard drive at work died while I was on travel, and the backups I’ve been doing so meticulously don’t seem to exist any more.

Losing your hard drive is either a disaster or an opportunity. On the one hand, it’s a pain to reassemble all the tools I need (all right, want). Need to edit a file? On a remote system? Darn, first let me download Filezilla. Got the file, but I need my editor. Wait, I’ve got to set up CVS again. Four hours later I’ve forgotten what I started out to do.

On the other hand, the next time someone asks me for all the details on the arcane licensing models for Tornado and VxWorks, I can say, “Sorry, lost all that with my hard drive”. That’ll be nice.

Katja

1 Comment

  1. mdmhvonpa

    Heh … like a really good disaster where you get to start over again … with sufficient cash reserves of course.

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