Skip to main content

Lesson Learned the Hard Way

I have a lesson that I have learned the hard way, I learned it with the loss of 12 years worth of my photography, with the only surviving work being the limited amount that I had curated and shared on my recently started Flickr page.  12 years worth of passion and work that I can never get back, and
that I can never truly replaced.  It all happened when the hard drive on my laptop decided to destroy itself, in the time span of one day, while the laptop was on but I was not actively using it, leaving me with a hard drive that is unrecoverable.  That did not seem like a disaster on its own, as I had all of my work backed up on Microsoft One Drive (which is really convenient to use and nicely allowed me to access my work from any computer that I was on) but that is when the true loss happened.  What happened what that i upped my level of storage as I was sitting right at my limit, but during the process of the upgrade of storage all of my photography was I lost with no way to get it back.  12 years worth of passion and art with no way to recover it and no way to really replace it.  Now all that I have left is a limited amount of work that I have on my Flickr page, but I had so much raw work that I have not curated and edited for posting for sharing with the public. 

Flowers for desk top

It was this loss that has taught me a lesson that I would have much rather learned in another way, and that is to not trust just one way of backing up your work (be it photography writting or what every you passion is) that the cloud is not the only place that you should store it, that you should also store it on another physical medium (or more then one) like a external hard drive or better yet both, as you never know when your primary storage and a back up will fail you at the same time, leaving you empty handed, unless you have more backups. 


Popular posts from this blog

Destructively Unprofessional Medical Professionals In the Age Of Social Media

One has to like it when trained counselors, psychologist, and psychiatrist like to ignore LGBTQ identiedis. Instead insisting those that do not fit the narrow box that they inhabit are dysfunctioned and even delusional. It is one thing when they do so in a professional setting like their office, even though it is still damaging there, it is atleast a setting where they have had time to get an understanding of the person over time.   It is a totally different thing when they do so in online comment threads; and provide “professional opinions” on people that have never met. that simply know through one or two comments instead, simply because they disagree with the opinion that said “professional” holds.

Insight Into Myself From Article Together Alone: The Epidemic Of Gay Loneliness

So I recently read this article on The Huffington Post Hightline called Together Alone: The Epidemic Of Gay Loneliness this article is one that I would highly recommend reading.  It is an article that touched me in a significant way.  The article fouces on why even thought the gay community has come a long way in gaining equal rights, it still suffers from high rates of suicide, depression, anxiety and substance abuse.  The article points out that "are between 2 to 10 times more likely then straight people to take their own life. Where twice as likely to have a major depressive episode" And this pattern holds up in countries that where even early adopter to things like gay marriage.  While there virtually no study on the subject in the US in Canada it has been found that more gay men a year die from suicide them they do for HIV/AIDs if those finding are to hold true in the US suicide could be the next major epidemic with in the gay community taking countless number of lives…

Looking Back On The Road Traveled

Looking Back On The Road Traveled

Reflecting on where you've been On the hours, days, feet, and miles that have come before Reflecting on the challenges and beauty that lay behind Reminding yourself of all the wonders that lie on the road ahead All the promises, joys, and beauty yet to be beheld In the hours, days, feet, and miles that lie ahead