First things first, here are the videos I had promised earlier along:
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them!
Next is an explanation with why they have taken so long. The Sunday before Fall Break my computer decided it needed a little break from working so hard. In the middle of finishing the videos, blog posts, and midterm papers my darling computer froze, shut off, then proceeded to show me a white screen with a gray Apple logo. **Insert dramatic theme music**. Normally I would have evaded the unsettling emotion of panic about my now possibly lost work. However, I was in the midst of ordering a new external hard drive when this glorious event happened, so I was now overwhelmed with the unsettling feeling that my midterms and other work were no longer in existence. Thankfully, with the help of some wonderful tech people, my computer and its work were restored! If you follow me on Twitter you would have seen my excitement.
IT LIVES!!!! pic.twitter.com/F2FI1Q37cM
This brings me to my next point- the steps needed to save your technological life so you don’t end up like me (freaking out that your life is over).
1. If you do not own an external hard drive already upload important documents onto an internet hard drive like a Google drive.
Signing up for an account is free and you can save and share as many documents as you want!
2. Purchase an external hard drive (or multiple).
I currently own two, but I am also into the works of ordering a third. These things have saved my life in more ways than I can count. I personally love the G-Technology drives.
You can find and purchase reasonably priced ones on Amazon, but really any external hard drive will work.
3. Start transferring your documents… and consistently doing so from here on out.
This could take anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 hours depending on how much work you want to transfer. My first hard drive download took about 2 days to download and organize my files. I cannot say this enough, REALLY take time to sit down and organize your files this will help you in the long run. Especially because you should be backing up your computer every few weeks or at least every other month.
So, that is the end of my spiel. I hope you are having a wonderful Friday!
To be continued…