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An excercise in flexibility…

May 13, 2008

Welcome to my portable-drive free world. I’ve decided that my next purchase will actually be some sort of dedicated backup setup, probably a desktop drive…one that isn’t portable. My wife’s backup needs are more important than mine, and it’s going to take me awhile to recopy all of the CDs on my shelves (that I’d been faithfully backing up with every purchase). I suppose I’ll do the ones I want to review first. That would actually make sense and dare I actually do something that makes sense? I do.

But in the meantime, there’s innumerable things out there that weren’t lost in that split second where I dropped my 80GB Western Digital Passport, and there’s innumerable things out there that are being lost every day. Things that are infinitely more important than whether or not I have 14GB of music to listen to at work (9.5 days worth apparently). Let’s be realistic, the death toll in the recent China quake has already exceeded 12,000. As 18,000 are still reported buried and medical facilities are in shambles, the casualty count will only increase. In Myanmar the official death toll is currently around 35,000 while the UN reports that by the time that whole mess gets sorted out it will be much closer to 100,000. Hooray for corrupt military juntas.

Meanwhile I’m sitting here at a computer desk with windows on both sides. The sun is shining and the temperature is mild. I have the option of going outside if I’d like. They don’t. Their homes are gone. I’ve been debating Panda Express for lunch for the last hour and a half. They don’t. Their food is whatever their government gives them. What does it matter if the reviews don’t happen as fast as I’d like. It doesn’t. It’s a week or two for the reviewed to have one less article about them out on the web…it’s not going to kill them, or me either.

Until inspiration strikes…

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