We often think of the 'calm before the storm', but rarely do we recognize or even witness the 'calm after the storm'. This sunset occurred less than an hour after a severe storm, near Otter Falls, MB, that brought down a hundred trees near a cabin we had rented. The clouds became soft like cotton balls (mammatus clouds) and the sky was at peace.
It has been about two years since the incident and until now I have been unable to talk about it; literally.
You see… my hard drive crashed, and I hadn’t done any BACKUPS for a year prior. Way back when I was only backing up really important files to recordable CD. So I lost everything; family pictures, graphics and websites I had designed, books I had started to write, recordings of my precious little daughters voices, music, tax documents, software…. EVERYTHING!
I assumed the position, put my forehead in my hands….and CRIED like I have never cried before.
As I said, it has been two years, and I am now just getting over it. The question is did I learn from it? Well NO, up until today I had not performed another back up. Was I crazy? Yes. Was it sheer laziness? Absolutely! But something in my gut told me it was time to protect my hard earned data, and NO this isn’t a pitch for some online storage site. I simply went out bought a 120G one touch back up drive for $100, plugged it in and backed up my hard drives.
No more tears, no more pain… just a big freaking sigh of relief.
I’m making it my mission to tell as many people as I can this month, and so far of the ten people I talked with today, not one has recently backed up their PC. Its a shame really, as you don’t miss it until its gone… and it is enough to make anyone cry!
Perhaps one of Rudy’s lesser life mistakes was not getting his 17-year-old daughter Caroline on board with his presidential campaign.
Barack Obama has over 500 Facebook groups dedicated to his presidential campaign, and Rudy doesn’t even have a profile. Doing a search for Rudy on Facebook results in a few groups supporting him, but only one young college party animal who shares the Giuliani name.
Your daughter having different political views…understandable. Your daughter openly bashing your presidential campaign…. ouch! Social networking having an affect on politics…priceless!
Don’t even know what to write other than I’m going, and it is for an Internet Marketing event for charity.
With the recent events in the news surrounding the mansion, the earthquake not so long ago… its going to be interesting to say the least. My only concern is will people still network? I’m pretty sure they will. Internet Marketers from around the world will be flying in from many different countries, and no one does that just to see a mansion and little pink bunny outfits right?
Its about time I start documenting online all the amazing things that have happened to me personally & professionally over the past decade. More importantly, I want to get in the now and really make a difference. Whether I affect one person or thousands, one small business or massive corporations, then I will have succeeded.