I just had a pretty bad scare – I spilled a glass of soda on the Macbook that contains all my personal data and photos.
So, I did exactly what you’re supposed to do when you spill something on a laptop. I quickly removed the battery, and turned it upside town in a tee-pee shape. Thankfully my house is extremely dry in the winter which should help the moisture dry up.
I’m going to let my Macbook dry for at least 24 hours before booting it up again.
Thankfully, I regularly back up my computer – including two hours right before this latest spill – because I am deathly afraid of losing my photos, music collection, and personal data.
So I’ll ask you – are you backing up your stuff? Because I’m telling you right now, you’re just one spilled cup of coffee or accidental drop on the floor from losing all your photographs.
Buying even the fanciest external hard drive is WAY cheaper than using a hard-drive recovery service, and anything, even a keychain-sized flash drive, is better than nothing.
Trust me, you need a backup solution WAY more than you need a D7000 or 5d Mark II, and preferably, that backup solution should be kept off-site. (something I need to do)
Why? Because if your house burns down and you loseyour computer AND your backup drive, you’re still sh*t out of luck.
Just ask yourself, if I lost all the data on my computer right now with no backup, what would I do? Do you have an answer? Because I sure as hell don’t.