Some of you may remember that my poor camera died in October, after four years of excellent service. That was sad, but I was happy when my new camera (a Canon EOS Rebel SL1) arrived a few days later. That part’s still happy; the new camera is great!
Yesterday I got home from my first trip with the new camera. I dumped all the photos, went to format my memory card… and accidentally formatted the drive where all my recent photos live.
This particular dumbness aside, I do back things up. Not nearly as often as I should, naturally. A recovery program was not especially successful. So, there go a few weeks worth of photos, and I freely admit that there was some significant cursing when I realized what I’d done.
On the bright side, I never actually formatted the card. So I still have the photos from the trip, including some family pictures I would have been sorry to lose.
Anyway, I’ll be back in a few more days. In the meantime, back up allllllll your shit, so you won’t be like a certain sad character of your acquaintance.