Just a wee diversion from wargames, after 25 years in IT support, I'm well aware of the importance of backing up data at home as well as at work. I don't know how often I sat and tried my best to look patient and understanding while someone poured out their woes and how they did back up their data, just last year or was it the year before, and of course some of the files are on the net, and they really meant to do it again, esp when their computer was starting to have trouble but they were busy and needed to go out and buy some new dvd's or a memory stick and now, all those pictures of friends, games and figures, esp the once since sold off, the rules drafts and past failures, historical articles and books sought out and downloaded........ Well you know.
A requiem for my old laptop will be held tonight, in the mean time, I'm going to go look in the mirror and look patient and understanding.
Exeunt humming "freedom's just another word for......."
EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)
"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."
-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013
Saturday, April 10, 2010
In praise of backups
Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother's father. Married with a Whippet, 10 Italian Greyhounds, 4 cats and a bird. Prematurely retired and looking forward to leisure to game, garden and sculpt in our 150 yr old farmhouse.