The Perils of Technology

The Sandisk Cruzer 4GB flash drive was my lifeline; it held all of my important files. Last night the drive died and I lost nine months of work and financial information. I obviously should have been backing up those files, but I had never experienced that sort of failure with a Sandisk flash drive. I have an older Cruzer micro that just keeps on working after four years of abuse, so why would I expect anything else from the newer one?

Lesson semi‐learned on backing up files. But mostly, I’m just angry about it because, hell that’s nine months of work. And finance tracking. And dammit, why would it fail?

Son of a bitch.

I hate technology some times, and I hate that I rely on it this much. Oh well, life continues, right?