One of the gals that helped me get started in blogging, Katydid and Kid, does a great weekly feature called Tech Tuesday, and as I always say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But, I am not near as tech savvy as Kathleen, so actually I am wanting you all, my dedicated readers to help me out on this one. I am a little concerned about my handy dandy laptop that I do all of my business on and am wondering if this is a common problem or a sign of serious computer problems.
Keep in mind that all of my issues are always resolved when the computer is shut down and restarted, but sometimes it gets so locked up that I do have to shut it down incorrectly, which as we all know is not a good thing. I have gotten a couple of "Fatal" messages, which makes my heart go into my stomach, but again, it seems to recover just fine. I am thinking that maybe if I do some sort of clean up that it should take care of the problem. So, my questions to you, my favorite readers are:
1) Do you all do any type of regular maintenance on your computers?
2) Do any of you use those back up sites? If so, what do you think of them?
3) Where do you take your computer to have it worked on, or rather what is your favorite place?
4) What about pictures? Do you feel comfortable with things like Snapfish?
Now, I know that I am not the only person who breaks out in a sweat when their computer freezes up, so this is a great time for us to share ideas on how to save our sanity. As far as business records go, I am pretty good about keeping a paper trail. I do think I am going to spend some time getting all of my pics onto cd's just in case, and most of my other work like this blog and e-mail of course is kept on the internet. As far as viruses go, I do have protection, but it is rather basic. Again, I think this is a great opportunity for us to compare notes and brainstorm ideas to keep our "central nervous systems" healthy!