Monday, July 30, 2012
Late Friday afternoon, my hard drive on my work PC crashed. Died. Dead. Data lost? Yes. I came in to work today to find I have a new computer, new monitor, new mouse and new keyboard. I had been on the list for replacement months before we moved from XPto Win7, but had deferred the replacement because I could not afford the time it would have taken to upgrade - with the support of my then-General Counsel. Data lost, irretrievably so. The company is a nonprofit and there's no way they're going to spend the money it would take to recover it in what would be akin to a post-mortem.
I've lost nearly seven years of records, pictures from company events (some of people who are either no longer working there or are dead) and untold documents from all of my various endeavors. I am on job #6 at this company and use all of those things all the time.
Come to find out that the auto backup has not been happening. I told my current General Counsel that I do not have the how-to knowledge or the interest in changing the automatic settings, so IT is going to have to give an answer. I lost all of my work product on all of the subpoenas I've worked on. That was not a fun email to send to him.
It was not a productive day. It was very stressful.
I came home, pulled off my work clothes, grabbed my BF and kettlebells and went outside to our carport and started swinging away. We've never done KBs together before and I have never done them outside where all the neighbors could see. Nor have I ever chosen exercise as a balm for stress!
It was not a long workout, but I kept up with my BF (he lifts weights and has for years). He was impressed. We are going to make this a regular thing.