At Unicorn Bell, we strive to keep the info fresh and the crits plentiful. To that end, we have new names and faces to liven the discussion up a bit. Check out the sidebar and welcome the newest on UB's team.
*cue the confetti*
- Beth Fred
- Kristin Smith
- Misha Gericke
- Matthew Keith
Query and Loglines. This is your week to get a query or logline critique. Send it soon and I’ll post it.
Data Loss and Reluctant Computers. Imagine losing every financial record for the last twenty-five years. And even worse, every word you’ve written in the last five. Scary, huh.
When my computer crashed (rolled over, feet up in the air), I was happy for all the redundant backups I had. It was quite the heart-pounder for a while. Now that all my records are found and working, I still see little hiccups in the programming. Little annoyances like browsers fighting it out, firewalls sniffing when I tell them to shape up, and security systems pretending they don’t know me.
Advice: Backup, backup, backup. I discovered that I had an extra backup system that I’d forgotten about. It was working all the time in the background and I didn’t know it. *sigh*
Keep an external drive in addition to an online service for your backups. Don’t think your computer is safe from weird
stuff. I don’t know if it had anything to do with it, but when I opened the panel, I found a dead june bug in the innards.
A little disconcerting to be sure.