Thanks to all who commiserated with me about my recent hard drive crash on my new iMac. It made for quite an exciting couple of days!
I got all my data back, except for everything in Outlook. That includes current and archived emails, contacts and calendar information.
This is not all of my information from the beginning of time, but rather the last few months, when I switched from PC to Mac.
So … if you sent me an email recently and have not heard back … would you mind resending? My email address is still the same, pcs (at) ganas (dot) com.
I will be sending a special note to all of my Escape from Cubicle Nation Advisory Council members who had submitted wonderful anecdotes and information for the book, which are now freely cavorting with each other in the "land of the lost files." (To find out more about my book advisory council — details here — I encourage you to sign up!)
I have forever sworn off Outlook and now am now a happy user of gmail. I am busy incorporating gmail lifehacking tips from Gina Trapani’s book Upgrade Your Life which I will blog about soon, as it is full of wonderful information.
Although losing data is never fun, in a strange way, I feel lighter, more free and excited about my new computer work environment. I don’t believe in accidents, so maybe this is part of a divine plan to make sure I have the most streamlined, secure and flexible work infrastructure possible.
Oh, and you can bet I will be backing up my files 3 different ways every day.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Special note to Peter (last name?) who left a message today on the Martha Beck blog post "Do you HAVE to do anything?" I accidentally deleted your wonderful comment! We got sprayed by tons of "online poker and casino" spam, so in my haste to delete a bunch, I deleted yours. I felt heartsick, as I loved the comment! If you have the thoughts to share again (it was about your realization that you don’t HAVE to read all your RSS feeds), I would be so appreciative if you would re-post them. If not, know that I really loved your example and encourage you to keep the good thoughts going. 🙂