Wednesday night, my computer stopped booting up. Scared the hell out of me. (Well, I supposed it scared the hell in me first.) It went back to the Apple store on Thursday morning, and I just got it back last night. It looks like most of what I had on there is still there (*phew*)… but it never hurts to say these things again:
— Make sure you back up your computer! (I had most of the material on an external hard drive, but I hadn’t saved stuff on there since last winter.)
— Email your important files to yourself. It’s so easy to save papers you’re writing or spreadsheets you’re using on your hard drive… only to lose them. Use a Google doc, or just email drafts to yourself. I didn’t do that with a lot of important documents and I’m lucky to still have them.
— It’s really hard to blog from an iPhone. Especially embedding videos or inserting links. (Yay for writing posts ahead of time and scheduling them for future dates.)
— Rethink your desktop background. It’s embarrassing as hell when they turn your computer back on to see if it works properly and see Vince, the ShamWow guy. (Don’t ask…)
If you have any other advice for me before my computer crashes again, I’d love to hear it.