Guess what I did about half an hour ago?
blaize:~> rm -rf \*
Yes, you read that right. Sorry for the unabashed geekiness…windows users, imagine if you dragged My Computer to the Recycle Bin, and then emptied the Recycle Bin.
Luckily, I set up automatic backups a while ago, so I didn’t lose anything I actually care about. Well, that’s not quite true. I lost an archive of a year or two’s worth of email from a few years ago, which would have been nice to have, if only for nostalgia. Oh, and I lost all my MP3s. But most of those are freely (read: legally) available on the web, so I’m not too worried.
Moral of the story? Backups are your friend, especially if, like me, you’re dumb. :P