Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lost it all...errr..almost

You are working away on your computer. You've got several windows open going back and forth between several different tasks. Suddenly, things stop working properly. You decide the best course of action is to quite everything and restart. 

Click. Click. Click. Restart. "Yes you are sure you want to restart." CLICK. 

Then you take a bathroom break because this is the PERFECT opportunity. After all your computer is restarting and that prevents you from working or doing whatever it is you need to. 

You come back, after flushing and washing your hands of course, and everything is working much better! Hooray you shout! Or not. Then you open your email client... Let's just say its Entourage. You see a question that says "Would you like to set up your account now?" It takes a second to register but you then wonder why on earth it would ask you to set up an account when you have 2, count them, TWO accounts set up already. Then you click the notorious "x" button and see that none of your emails, folders, sent mail, inbox messages, drafts, contacts, addresses, calendar items,... are there any more. Oh yes, you have LIVED by Entourage for work, home, birthdays, and other important days. It tells you what you need to do and when you need to do it. It reminds you where you need to be and at what time. It is all gone. 


Thank you Entourage for clearing your database of all of my information without my consent. I appreciate it ever so much! Lucky for you me, I backed EVERYTHING up this weekend and you will soon be back to your begrudging tasks of doing what I tell you to do! 

All of this nonsense to say PLEASE for allthatisrightandwrongandgoodandbad in this world, back up your information. When the time comes for something to go wrong, which it tends to do with technology, you will be SO glad you did it.

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