October 05, 2004
SOME ADVICE: Suffered a catastrophic hard drive crash on my main computer over the weekend. I had backed up all the directories that matter to a firewire hard drive, and I had separate backups of important stuff, like articles in progress, so the data loss wasn't awful -- but I still lost a lot of stuff that's important in the aggregate even if not individually.
I'm switching to an automatic full-backup system, as my data-backup habits go back to an obsolete era when I didn't have nearly so much stuff stored as bits. You may want to think about that yourself, if you haven't already done so.