..and things can still go badly.
A colleague had his laptop stolen from work this weekend; he stepped away during an event and came back to find it missing. He had a backup drive so things should have been fine, but that got taken as well. A year’s worth of music composition, photos and documents are gone. But what could he have done differently? It’s hard to say. There is no simple answer.
I do know a few things that I’ve started doing:
- I don’t travel with my backup drive. I leave that at home. Right now it’s visible but I’m going to make it less so.
- I’m getting a second backup drive. That’s going someplace else.
- I am organizing my files that I can’t live without and plan to store them online in my Drop Box (learn more)
- I’m looking into laptop anti-theft software. I’ll let you know how that goes.
I can’t emphasize this enough: If you rely on your computer for your “life” – photos, music, work; Make sure you have a backup plan. You can do everything right and things can still go wrong.