Sunday, August 30, 2009


Recently I changed/updated my blog layout, fonts & colors- again.  I just haven't been satisfied with how it's looked since I set it up.  The white background was too plain, mundane.  I tried different templates which I downloaded from different places, but didn't like the built in ads for the site from which I downloaded the template.  Plus I tested the templates on various computers & found them to be slow to load.  I want a sleek, fast-loading blog, that's simple, but fun.  So here it is.  I'm not sure this is exactly what I want, but I'm done playing with it for a while.  Please let me know if you hate it or love it.  If you read the blog via a feed you don't even see this modification, so that's cool, no worries.

Also, since everyone here uses computers, I wanted to stress the importance of backing up your important data.  Yeah, yeah, we all know backups should be done, but no one really does them.  I work for a government agency doing computer forensics, so I should know the importance of a backup.  Although I use numerous computers, I have a primary computer for basic email, internet and whatnot.  Recently the hard drive in that computer started acting up, and from experience I knew it was going to die.  Luckily I was able to save my important data before it died, and am grateful I still have all my data.  Now, at home one of the the hard drives from one of my personal computers is starting to fail, and I need to do a backup there, too.  They say bad luck always hits in threes - so that means one more computer of mine will die...

So - real quick, take it from me - go do a backup of your data while you're thinking of it.  Put it on DVD or CD or USB drive or on your network share or where ever.  You never know when you just may need it.

1 comment:

Sue said...

I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog, and thought I'd pop by for a look. What a wonderful site, and I'm looking forward to catching up on all your past posts. You guys seem to have the same interests as Don and myself, so it should be an interesting read!!
And I'm glad you stress the importance of backing up. My old Dell died with soooo many great photos, etc, and I lost gobs of great info. I'm not computer savy, but have definately begun saving photos on a regular basis.
Thanks again!!
Sue and Don