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Disappearing hard drives

Friday, February 13th, 2009

So I’m checking e-mail last night, and something strange happened inside my laptop.  The hard drive disappeared.  No smoke, no odd noises.  Just … no hard drive.

As far as the laptop was concerned, the hard drive had simply been teleported from inside the laptop to inside of Bertrand Russell’s celestial teapot.  Poof!  Gone.

So today’s lessons are:

  1. Always keep backups.
  2. Always keep a spare hard drive around for your primary laptop.