Before I get onto the crux of this post, I just wanted to make mention of something that is very commonly mentioned, but not always carried out. I turned on my laptop at about 3.30am this morning only to find that it had crashed and had to do its re-boot thingy, which took about 5 minutes.
Fortunately it did re-boot okay, finally. But I got a bit concerned – did I back everything up over the past month? I had actually, so I should be safe. I’ve got it backed up in Dropbox, which is a freebie account (Dropbox is fantastic!), and also on my USB dongle storage device.
Nevertheless, I tend to rely on Firefox browser the most – its more dependable than I.E. and its faster and it also always loads up your previous tabs. I find that I.E. does occasionally, but mostly it starts all over again. Further, due to my poor connection, I find that I.E. can be very slow, and sometimes will not connect at all – particularly in the evenings.
Firefox therefore is my only real option here. Both these browsers work with Roboform, so I’m fine there because I rely on Roboform to store all my passwords and logins. Any other browser such as Opera will not work with Roboform.
But this morning it – Firefox – crashed time and time again. How annoying! I had no other option than to dump it and then download the whole thing again. But my main point here is – do keep regular backups of all your work – all the work that is worthy of keeping anyhow. You just don’t know when your laptop or PC or whatever is not going to function correctly.
If you’ve got backups of your important work, then you’ll be good to go as soon as you get things sorted out with your hardware. If you have no backups other than on your computer’s desktop, you risk losing a ton of work that may not be recoverable.
And even if it is recoverable, it may cost hundreds of dollars (perhaps even more) to get it back. My Fireforx is not functioning so there is obviously some conflict someplace, even though I’ve done a system restore. The joys of working with computers!
I was (and am) going to write at this point (3.45am on Monday morning) about jingle bells and Christmas income.