Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2007.

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Backups

Posted 6 July 2007

My Palm Pilot died the other day; I lost all of my online account information and passwords, and all of my friends' contact information and other information (although there are some birthdays and phone numbers that will forever be imprinted in my memory). Needless to say, I was quite disappointed. Please email me your contact information! I'm looking for current addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, email addresses, and anything else that you're willing to share.

The upshot is that I've learned the value of proper backups. To that end, I'm working to complete the Herculean task of organizing all of the photos, videos, audio files, and documents that are scattered across hundreds of directories, many times in duplicate or triplicate. Once that's done, I'll be burning all of it to disc.

Remember to email me your contact information!