Do you ever have pipe-dreams about what you should be able to do with your computer? Like those crazy virtual interfaces like they had in the movie Minority Report or like every CSI lab seems to have? (well, that’s at the movies, of course). What about just more down-to-earth matters such as making large, complex documents such as source code more legible? I have few ideas—maybe a bit wacky.
Even expensive and top-of-the-line hardware is fallible. Last night (at the time of writing) my main workstation’s PSU burned. I mean, not soft-failed and powered down, I mean burned. With the acrid smell filling the room, I knew something went very wrong the instant I entered my study. I found my computer powered down, non-responsive. I wasn’t too worried because I knew that even if the computer went dead for good, I would not loose much data since, you know, I have backups.
Are you capable of surviving your own little Data Hiroshima?