A few years ago, one of Web Watch’s computer hard drives crashed.
We’re not just talking about a minor “ooh, we lost a boot sector” thing, where we could boot to a different drive and copy the files off.
No, we’re talking an extreme catastrophic event where we lost the entire drive. It was physically unable to spin up, making data recovery rather impossible on our own. Luckily, we made a few phone calls and found a data recovery company that was able to rebuild the drive’s data and copy it to a new disc.
Needless to say, Web Watch has been rather diligent about drive backups for all our systems… just in case something like that happens again. We hope it won’t. It really shouldn’t. But it might, and this time we’re significantly better prepared.
Which leads us to a Washington Post article on the TOP 25 WORST HIGH-TECH HABITS that most tech-minded folks are probably all doing at some point. We’re going to list the worst habits here – you’re going to have to click through the link to see the suggested solutions on how to overcome them:
- Avoiding Security Software
- Failing to Back Up Your Computer
- Neglecting Offsite Backup
- Replying to Spam
- Traveling With an Operating Computer
- Using a Laptop on a Bed
- Printing Everything
- Taking a Camera to the Beach
- Leaving a Laptop in the Car
- Keeping All of Your E-Mail
- Failing to Learn Keyboard Shortcuts
- Installing Too Much Junk
- Discarding Receipts
- Waiting in Line for Tech Stuff
- Hitting Your Computer
- Saving Files Anywhere and Everywhere
- Checking in With Location-Based Services
- Citing Wikipedia
- Posting Hilarious Pictures Online
- Believing the Salesperson
- Ignoring the Specs
- Using One Password for Everything
- Not Having a Disposable E-Mail Address
- Failing to Lock Your Smartphone
- Commenting Online