Do as I say, not as I do

I had a visit today from Ron Lewis from my user group who was helping my neighbor with a computer hardware emergency. Ron is a regular at the user group and he has been soaking up knowledge about .NET for over a year. But his real expertise is as a hardware guy. This is the same guy who brought Stephen Forte’s laptop back to life at our March 2003 meeting after repeated blue screen’s of death had Stephen relegating the box to the garbage can.

So Ron looked around my office and the quiz began. He asked a few questions about my UPS’s (yes I passed), was astonished at my 8 year old humongous HP LaserJet IVSI that still is in perfect working condition and impressed with the number and variety of p.c.s. He was a little curious about the Apple sticker on my monitor. It’s just a sticker though. My husband put it there to be funny and I left it, trying to be funnier. But then he asked me about my backup habits. This is like when the dental hygienist asks if you’ve been flossing regularly. Skip to after that conversation. We have a deal. He is going to call me in two weeks. If I am not backing up regularly (DAILY as I can’t really afford to lose more than a day’s work) by then, he is going to set me up on remote automated backup to his servers, which is a service he offers. That sounds cool to me!! I know there are gigantic companies who do this kind of thing with offsite data centers and offsite networks but this is just my size.

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