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31.08.2012 | 隨時後備

[Volume 7 Issue 8, #1523]
最近埋頭苦幹我嘅dissertation, 因為真係花咗好多時間心機同腦汁, 所以久不久就將份文件backup入支USB手指內.. 有時候係寫完一兩個句子就會backup, 甚至有時離開部電腦, 我都要將支USB帶住喺身, 因為我真係好怕萬一部電腦發生咩事, 至少都仲有份backup, 唔駛死到攤攤腰咁濟.. 剛剛神經質起, 萬一電腦同USB都同時不幸遭禍, 點算??!! 於是我就再做多份backup入網盤, 實行一式三份, 應該都算係非常安全喇.. 各位朋友, 奉勸大家嘅重要私人文件, 最好經常做backup, 買個以防萬一.. 最近流行網盤(一個儲藏週圍可用), 尤其用緊blogger嘅朋友, 就肯定有個google戶口, 咁就理所當然有個Google Drive可以免費使用啦.. 我剛剛setup完我嘅gDrive, 就覺得幾好喎, 步驟簡單又方便, 求個安枕無憂嘛~~ :)
have been burying myself in my dissertation writing, and because there is so much time and effort and brain juice spent, i make very frequent backup of the document into my USB drive.. sometimes it's even after i've completed just two sentences, or whenever i leave my laptop i make sure i bring my USB along, because i am really afraid of things getting wrong with the laptop, at least i still have a backup to save me.. and i get paranoid just know what if both laptop and USB gone wrong?? i quickly make another copy to the cloud (technical jargon for web-based disk space), so i now have three copies and i supposed that is safe enough.. just an advice to everyone that it's always wise to backup your important personal files frequently, for just in case of the worst to happen.. cloud backup (store in a spot and use anywhere) is rather a trend now, especially to blogger friends, you already have a google account and that means you can automatically use Google Drive for free.. i've just finished setting up my gDrive and i find it simple and convenient, it's helpful for a peace of mind really~~ :)
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  1. Good morning, SK! Yes, back up is very important. You don't to lose anything if something should happen.

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    1. Never take the chance. We don't want to lose our important documents as in your case, the dissertation.

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    2. wenn happy morning and happy merdeka...
      all HHB club member still hiding under the bedsheet?

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    3. SP,
      Whoah! So early come out from under the bedsheet today?

      Sudah cook breakfast for Fui Fui ka? ;p

      Or makan wrapped sausage ke? ^^

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    4. Good morning, SP and Lina!
      Talking about backup of files really reminds me of my photos backup to my external hard disk.

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    5. God morning evreyone.

      I have a bad habit. always do not backfile my flies.

      I should do it especially mu photos file

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    6. Good (late) morning, wenn, sp and gadis!

      Woke up early this morning as usual, but need to do my house chores firstly. Now having brunch. Not sure what's the plan for the afternoon, but I wish to stay indoor or get a nap.

      Where's Happy? ^^

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    7. Good morning, Yvonne! Nice to have a break. I still need to go work after lunch. So have you backup your latest files?

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    8. Wenn!!! what happen to your blog???

      I click i get the following message

      Blog has been removed

      Sorry, the blog at wenn-experiences.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.

      Did you expect to see your blog here? See: 'I can't find my blog on the web, where is it?'

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    9. Wenn!!!!

      I experienced the same thing too clicking at your blog.

      What happen?

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    10. dies....kena hantu makan the blog ka? I hope Wenn got back up her blog

      why today like jinx ah? SK blogging about back up then wenn's blog hilang-ed andi just read STP say his FB got hacked

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    11. oh..it's an error. It is back to normal. Thanks! haha..and we were just talking about backup!

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    12. Meow,
      and my ex-lecturer was mentioning how easy it is to hack FB account and how a lot of people are asking her how to do it. @.@

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    13. Happy Merdeka, SK, everyone!

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    14. Yeah, it's traumatic to see your thesis draft lost. SK, you are wise to have two backups because any glitch can happen anytime - even without our doing.

      Thanks for the reminder about backing up. Digital archive runs the risk of file loss, unfortunately, if one is not careful.

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    15. good morning everyone.. seems like the late ones crawled up earlier than those regular early ones.. maybe working days and non working days are totally inverse.. haha!!

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    16. memang easy to hack FB ac and gmail a/c . dangerous la.

      My friend lost her hotmail a/c and the ac sending all sort of spam email. sigh

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    17. Very dangerous now with the new law Sect 114A. If lost FB a/c and the hacker went and post something bad in the FB a/c we will kena leh.

      Buta buta masuk jail or the very least get law suit hassle.

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  2. My girl didn't backup her photos and suddenly her external hard disk couldn't work. We had to send to the technician and he retrieved the files for us. Lucky her. Otherwise, all her precious photos gone!

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    1. My shop's hard disk once totally couldn't function and imagine all the hard work put. I didn't back up at all. So the technician actually had to clone the whole data and I had to pay a hefty sum for that!

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    2. I kena once already. J's baby photo for a few months gone. But lucky i have printed the photo la.

      Me old fashion. Preferred printed phto instead of online photo

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    3. I seldom do backup nowadays. Nothing worth saving except my photos. Thus I would copy my photos into CD or DVD, categorized them by year. Office work, the database administrator will do routine backup, no worry if my pc gone to heaven one day because I save all the files under a common drive :)

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    4. Great! You have nothing to worry about as your photos are being backup into disk.

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    5. Lucjy for you la, Yvonne. But DVD and CD will rosak also . Means have to get a second set of back up elsewhere.

      Friend had some cartoon which she burn into DVD but then the other day she when wanna take out for her son to watch, the DVD rosak jor

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    6. yeah, office documents for sure you save it into some place where your administrator does daily backup.. but i could be paranoid, daily backup is not good enough, what about you doing some really important documents, and suddenly things gone wrong?? you lost a day's work.. so maybe just backup a copy somewhere like after some important updates.. at least if you want to trace back the changes, you can do i also..

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  3. Morning everyone!

    Wah! Still got hardcore spammers coming here early in the morning to spam SK on Merdeka Day? ;)

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    1. sorry ya Lina

      Just woke up hahaha...last night reading about ana and Christian :p now baru page 200

      I think that is one e-book that I dont have to back up. Not liking it much. If got delete then also nevermind hahaha

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    2. hahaha...
      same lah.
      I breeze through all three. xD

      But it did got me to kacau Zaini a bit. wakaka

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    3. uiks... I thought I left a comment here to answer Meow's comment? o.O

      Anyway Meow, I breezed through it too. Finished all three books in record time.

      But then again, the book made me wanna do lots of naughty things! wakaka

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    4. Anyway Meow,
      So nice 10.00am baru wake up. What time you slept last night? ;)

      My hubby so excited about his new smartphone, go and whatsapp me in the morning while I was still lounging in the bed, asking me why I'm not running! wakaka

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    5. hahahaha, this morning really quiet lah.. you see the first comment is like almost an hour after the post is published.. everyone is sleeping in a bit late on holidays for sure..

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    6. SK, no, I didn't wake up late. I woke up at 7.30am, I went for prayer for kuan yim ma and my late parents in the temples. I had foreseen that I had a very busy Merdeka day. Lots of programs.

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    7. ish Lina. Kesian Zaini hahahaha


      me wake up so late ah...coz reading lor.

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  4. Since I don't study and I don't take my work back with me, the only thing I'm paranoid about losing is my photos. My family's photos.

    It's like I have backup upon backups upon backups! lol

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    1. same her, Lina

      Guess the only thing we are concern about is family photos and our blog back up.

      I got back up my blogs la but then duno will work or not when import to new blog. Last time kena before the blog wont load properly. That time was during the old blogger interface and new blogger interface thingy la

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    2. Wah, meow backups her blog! I didn't know blog can be backuped :O

      I only made backup for my thesis and course work last time. And we don't have CD burner, only had floppy disc. And I labelled my disc from disc #1 to #5 for medium size project.

      Imagine now, most of the files exceeded 1M I wonder if only floppy disc still popular and DVD does not exist.

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    3. Have to back up the blog la. Later hilang then sakit hati lor. You mean you dont back up your blog?

      Easy la

      Go Dashboard

      select Setting

      select Others

      select EXport Blog

      It will be downloaded to your PC in XML format. If you click it will be all alien language aje.

      so if your blog kena hijacked otr what you can create one more blog and upload using "Import blog" and your old boog will be uploaded into the new a/c lo.

      Sayang you know if all the years punya blog posts hilang. Last year my blog nearly kena hijacked.

      Lucky a friend who was online called me up and told me of suspicious activities in my a/c. I managed to get back the google a/c and blog.



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    4. How i wish i can print out my blog. Then can become like a book. each year one book,

      I see overseas they have this opition of printing blog. Msia have also but then very expensive.

      if can print out blog then if anything happend at least i still have a hardcopy la.

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    5. I backup my blogs... but dunno how it'll turn out afterwards. But better be safe than sorry. ;p

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    6. can add one dummy blog in your blogger a/c and upload the blog back up there to see.

      I tried before. Sometimes get error message

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    7. yeah, i burn my photos into DVD lah, i guess it's better to put into external harddisk because if you leave your harddisk aside for some time, it gets kaput and your PC cannot read from it lah.. but then nowadays i seldom take photo also lah.. mostly already "backup" to facebook~~

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    8. I save my photos in My Pictures, in my blog, on Flickr and on Facebook...so one gone, still got the rest. USB pen drive, CD...may not be able to open files if using a different system. Ask you to reformat = all files gone. Facebook alone also dangerous - account hacked, locked, not accessible...all inside gone also.

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    9. nothing in this world is absolutely 100% safe and guaranteed lah.. but at least we must be doing something to reduce the risks.. :)

      yeah, i do backup my blog periodically too.. just like what meow showed.. dunno whether it's useful or not, but better be safe than sorry right?? :)

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    10. I have no attachments to my blogs. I am not worried if they go missing or lost. I wonder why you guys wanna back up your logs? Wanna save for the grandchildren to read? Wakakakaka

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    11. I didn't back up my blog too. Don't know. I am so lazy to back anything. If I come in my birthday suit, I will go in my birthday suit too. Won't leave anything behind or won't bring anything with me.

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    12. but don't you think we have spent so much time and effort writing so many posts, it's just disastrous to lost them all?? what if one day you found all your posts gone?? hmmm, no harm to take that extra click to backup also lah..

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    13. hmm...i have not burnt to DVD yet my photos. maybe should do that. Ya scared also if hard disk go kaput. If wanna store onlinetakes long time to load up

      Very easy to back up your blog la, Yan. Just one click aje.

      Not to say when we :go" or what la. Maybe just wanna see like diary what happen last year or the year before. If suddenly it's gone, like apart of us missing lo. nO doubt say no attachment to blog but the all those photos and stuffs that you took time to write and compose all gone wor....stilll will have heart ache mah

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    14. Ok la, I will listen to SK's advice by doing backup on my blog later. Thanks Meow for the step by step instruction.

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  5. 又有好介紹,好今晚返屋企開嗰google drive試吓。

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    1. 其實除咗google drive, 網上仲有好多類似嘅service嘅, 我選擇google係因為single sign-on(我每日都會入blogger嘛), 方便好多囉..

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  6. Good morning. hmm...I have to back up my files too .....thanks for the reminder

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    1. Good morning, S Kucing! Yes, we need to backup our files as soon as we can. Never leave things to chance!

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    2. i only backup important documents lah.. not everything else it will be costly.. haha!!

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  7. Just now i click on the G-drive link. Looks a bit like Dropbox. Is it similar concept with dropbox?

    I am a scady cat. When I saw the word say makes sharing with others easier. It's like I scared ter-share some private information. Too many unknown charaters lurking online so i feel not safe if sharing private information online. That's why I would hesitate to store my private files online

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    1. yeah, they are all the same lah.. just different brands only, hahaha.. does the "branding" concept sounds more clear to you?? hehehe.. i use Google because of the single sign-on thing mah, because everyday for sure needs to sign-on blogger, so it links to gmail, gdrive etc no need so mafan mah.. by default those files are not shared one, unless you specifically shared out lah.. and private things of course better not put online lah, store with your own device..

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  8. our computer here in our house(a desktop) always having problems to the point that i should be reformatted i feel so sad whenever my files was deleted

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    1. same here. sometimes virus or hardisk corrupted

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    2. hmmmm, that makes it even more important to back up your files more often.. just play safe..

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  9. i used to store my files on a usb but unfortunately
    i lost it haha

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    1. that's why i'm afraid of, that is why i used the cloud backup for more safety, haha~~

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  10. I don't owe any external hard disc or pendrive. So you know how much I 'utilize' the backup function. :p

    Brb, busy busy now.

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    1. pendrive cant put much photos leh. very fast full

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    2. I have a few USB, a portable hard disk and CDs, but I don't really utilize them so far. Just use them to copy movies and dramas. Hehehe!

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    3. actually it's good to have a USB lah, nowadays they are so cheap sure you can afford one.. it's convenient lah, though i won't guarantee it will give you total peace of mind..

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  11. the biggest lost that could have happened to me is my game if it was deleted i would have to download it again and it took 6 hours to finish

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    1. Yes and you can't backup games. But at least you can download the games again. Only time consuming.

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    2. of course i won't backup games, because we can always download it again.. i only back up important documents, which i have spent a lot of effort, time and brain juice producing them..

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  12. maybe if i were to get a job soon the first thing ill buy is a laptop hahaha i just want to have my own

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    1. laptop is also prone to breakdon also.

      One danger of laptop is it is portable and easy for people to steal the laptop.

      Best do back up on the files which is in laptop

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    2. but laptop is convenient lah, nowadays everyone is using a laptop rather than a desktop, haha.. but be it laptop or desktop, backup is still important :)

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  13. have a great day and happy blogging sk

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  14. selamat hari merdeka SK.

    Yup, i guess its important having backups, just dont go crazy over it :)

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    1. that is why i don't mind people saying i'm kiasu, i just want to play safe.. backup more copies doesn't harm at all mah~~ :p

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    2. I am more kiasu than you SK! I save most photos in my external hard disk, lap top, pc and CD. LOL

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    3. Don't know why, I do not have that concern. Perhaps I should start backup my pictures and other things.

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    4. hehehe, anay i think the better you are kiasu about your work the better, the more backups the safer!! Mak Yan should cultivate this habit lah..

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  15. My three blogs under wennexp just gone missing. Luckily it's back to normal. And we were just talking about backups. My blogs backup is not updated too. If they were really missing, I could only scream!

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    1. i was wondering what actually happened?? was it just a glitch?? hmmm, i just backed-up my blog few minutes ago, haha~~

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  16. Good afternoon SK and everyone!

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    1. Yes its important to back up everything while we're doing!

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    2. I always save my program on and off, cause we never know what's going to happen next, right!

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    3. very true lah.. especially your "intellectual property" that cost you lots of time and effort and brain juice.. must backup it often, else you cry also no use if you can recover them~~

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  17. Been talking about backups and suddenly my three blogs went missing. Guess we should back up our blogs right away.

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    1. saw meow commenting on your blog gone missing, luckily it was back to normal now..

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  18. Back up, back up...then USB, nothing...CD, blank...all files gone missing. How? Some not compatible with newer Windows. Like video tape...no video player, how to play on vcd/dvd player leh? Back up also no use... :(

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    1. errr, nowadays file are mostly interoperable between different platforms lah.. don't care lah, just back up first, better be safe than sorry right??

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  19. "If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself."
    -DESIDERATA-

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    1. Oops!!! Wrong blog!!! Muahahahahahaha!!! Multi-tasking mah... Old man not so good at it.

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    2. i was scratching my head why you suddenly wrote something like this to me.. hahahaha!! :D

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    3. LOL>...mong char char...

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  20. Wah your frequently of backup-ing is too kua ciong le...
    Chill chill.... how bout prepare ur doc in Google Drive instead of your laptop?

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    1. still better to use laptop to do the docs lah.. doing in in Google Drive needs internet connection and will take up lots of bandwidth lah.. later suddenly internet cut off, die lor~~~

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  21. Today is busy day for me. Now only have time to online. I never do any backup. Nothing worth backup as of now. You different. Your work is important. Can not afford to get lost.

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    1. Hello Yan. I am even later than you! Whole day I was packing last minute barangs to be collected by movers tomorrow. It was so tiring and my back was killing me!

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    2. Morning TM, I guess you won't be woke up that early, since you slept so late. Where you got the free WIFI again at 3am? Only 2 person, you have so many things to move, aiseh! As for your back, tonight ask Letchumi to rub rub.

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    3. Yesterday, early, I went to temple to pray for my late parents, and also Kuan Yim Ma. That's my 1st and 15th ritual to go to Kuan Yim Ma's temple to pray. Then, I went to my little girl's mini piano concert. Noon, I went to gym for 1.5 hours. Japanese dinner with my elder girl's ping pong coach and wife. Then, back home, 11pm online to read SK0617. That's my Merdeka day in 2012.

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    4. Scroll up and down to check other comments. Looks like our A&A Enterprise founder, Mr Ahem was even busier than us on Merdeka Day, TM. May be he was invited to go to Stadium Merdeka to watch the parade.

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    5. haha, nothing important to back up?? how can?? sure got something one that is precious to you.. or maybe you already lock them in your safety box?? hehehe..

      wow!! anay, it's middle of the night and you are still moving and unpacking?? fuyoh, time to sleep and get beautiful complexion~~

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    6. what about family photos? Those need to be back up also mah

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  22. I also must start back up important stuffs on Cloud, but what if it rains and the cloud disintegrate? Hahaha!! OK lame joke : D

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  23. Yes, very important to back-up cos it would be really heart pain to lose important files and stuffs! But you are backing up a bit too much I think LOL!

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    1. errr, there are always cloud when it rains too right.. you either have white or black clouds but they are clouds collectively!! hehehe, i don't trust technology, that's why i do more backups, rather be safe than sorry :D

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  24. As for my office files and important documents, I also save them in external hard disk, pc and even server. I thought I was nuts until I found my brother Thambee also do the same!! I would get very paranoid if the huge power point presentations go missing. My boss would make me go nuts and retype them all. Babi!

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    1. eih, it's good to be safe rather than sorry right?? even office files i'll backup to external disk as well as the server for the admin to do daily backup.. just do not want to loose anything they cost me bombs of time and effort lah..

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  25. Thambee I like your new blog banner with the movers truck! Looks like you are going somewhere! Long ago my agency designed a similar concept for a property developer using that truck style with the property photos. The client liked it.

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    1. Looking at his new banner, I feel like changing mine too. What an inspiration on 1 September!

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    2. This post comments are the most bersih one in the month of August.

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    3. hehehe, i change my banner every month you noticed?? i get bored easily with old things, and like new things to freshen up myself, haha!! life is short, let's enjoy and make yourself happy.. :)

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  26. nice info! I gonna start it RIGHT NOW!!! :D :D :D

    google drive 5gb sounds juicy lol

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    1. anyways . . . need to install into PC . . . later only do it bah LOL!

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    2. my drive here dam lots of lapsap ok -.-

      all the file attach all over my desktop . . . no time to clean it up . . . kesian aku > . <

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    3. yah, it is good that google come out something cool about it . . . similar function with dropbox perhaps . . .

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