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......."
Viewer's Choice Celebration MiniCampaign
It has now been over 20 years since I launched "With MacDuff On the Web" and nearly 10 years since I launched my 2 blogs: Gathering of Hosts and Battle game of the Month.
To celebrate the years and the friends and the million hits I've decided to run a 3 game mini-campaign in late October. By popular vot e it will be set in the mid 18th Century.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
In praise of backups
Posted by Ross Mac email@example.com
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 pack of Italian Greyhounds and 3 cats. Prematurely retired and enjoying leisure to game, maintaining our 160 yr old farmhouse and just living.