Whew. That was close.
To all dear friends and readers, this is a reminder.
BACK UP YOUR WORK!
Also, Windows users, make a system repair disk.
I spent the morning recovering from a Windows Non-Start…not the Blue Screen of Death (thankfully) but the Blue Screen of Heavenly Light that Windows goes to when one of its critical start-up files has been corrupted.
Corrupted how? Not a virus, not malware, not a hacker…my anti-virus/firewall software is strong and current. So who knows? Random cosmic rays? Dust particles? Static discharge from the cat rubbing up against the tower? Perhaps. But it doesn’t matter.
I’d become complacent in my backup routine, and hadn’t done a full backup for a while. Had it been bad, I might have lost tax information, and all my Kindle e-book work-in-progress. Not tragic, but a serious patootie-pain.
So, no post for today, other than this caution: Practice Defensive Computing! Back up your work!