Offline backups and efficiency

Offline backups should be a necessity.

Here’s a situation that happened recently and that ruffled the feathers of my inner geek.

Three weeks ago had gone out on the weekend & as usual with my laptop in tow.

Had gone to visit someone at their home and thought I could get some personal work done.

In the interest of higher learning, goal setting and personal development have a few digital books both on the hard drive as well as in the Kindle Reader app. Not to mention online storage such as Google Docs and Dropbox.

The area usually has quite a few open internet networks showing as available.

Not this day though!

One would show, connect and then signal would drop or not connect at all.

Or show good signal strength but then the strength meter would say the signal was too low.

Spent the next few hours turning off wireless, then enabling, tried turning off the computer & more.

Nothing would make the Internet work & that meant I couldn’t access anything.

For a Geek who is trying to be productive; that is pure death by agony.

Taught me a lesson about being a Geek & productivity with having offline backups.

If we want to be more productive and lead an efficient business or even life; we don’t need to always depend on technology.

At least one of books I wanted to read and work on; is also available as a print copy at the bookstore.

Two summers ago had given that same suggestion to another who said their computer was out for repair so they couldn’t look up a store website to find out if a book they needed was available.

Yes, time to take my own suggestion: Pen & paper notebook work just as well. They don’t stop working when the Internet signal is weak.

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