Wherein Avaragado realises he didn’t have a backup of that

“Hello,” says my Palm Vx. “Have we met before? I don’t think so.”

“Oh,” says Avaragado. “Oh dear. It seems I’ve left you off your charger for a bit too long. Never mind, I did sync you regularly, I’ve probably lost almost nothing.”

Thinks.

Thinks some more.

Remembers buying a new PC in July without a serial port.

Remembers not actually getting round to buying that USB/Serial adapter for the sole purpose of backing up his Palm.

Remembers that he bought the new PC partly so he could turn his old PC, after a disk failure, into his new server.

Twigs that the failed disk on the old PC contained the last backup of his Palm.

Glares at the failed disk adorning his bookshelf, nestling under some Star Wars lego.

Hmm. I think/hope I might have an old backup somewhere. But it won’t have that, or that, and probably not that either.

Avaragado’s first law of backups: even if you back up everything, you won’t back up everything.

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6 responses to “Wherein Avaragado realises he didn’t have a backup of that

  1. Anonymous

    Real men

    “Backups are for wimps. Real men upload their data to an FTP site and have everyone else mirror it.”

    • Re: Real men

      Yes, but I’m not Linus Torvalds and sadly there isn’t widespread interest in some memos I wrote to myself or my address book.

      • Anonymous

        Re: Real men

        The answer is obvious. Use steganography to put your information into some porno images and they will be around forever.

        If you want to be more intellectual about it, write some articles about how Linux/Mac/Star Wars sucks putting embedding your information inside. The legions of fan boys will then mirror your work.

  2. Anonymous

    Didnt I tell you to back up um 3 years ago!!

    “Avaragado’s first law of backups: even if you back up everything, you won’t back up everything.”

    Since when !!!!

    ps im not dead

    love Jean Grey

    • Anonymous

      Re: Didnt I tell you to back up um 3 years ago!!

      Moooooooooooooooooostache man!

      Where have you been?

      Why have you forsaken us?

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