My Computer Blew Up – TUB-Thump 017

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The past week or so hasn’t been business as usual for me. Long story short, my computer went up in smoke and my schedule has looked rather different.

I recorded two episodes of TUB-Thump in catch-up mode (Episode 018 is coming up right after this one).

I had every intention of getting them published on Thursday, but fate had other plans for that too…

I have something called “two-step authentication” set up on some of my accounts, including my WordPress account. Yesterday, I just happened not to have my phone on me. As I logged in to WordPress to publish these, I wasn’t able to type in my extra code, which is texted to my phone!

Usually, you have some backup codes, but I didn’t have access to those either, because they were on the old, blown up computer.

Yes, I’ve backed up, but I didn’t have time to go through all the malarkey to find backup codes too.

So don’t mind me talking about the awesomeness of getting the show out on Thursday, when I’m another day late. These things happen. Bizarre events, but that’s how it played out.

The good news is, things are back up to speed now.

And because I was reminded of the need to back up and keep copies in case of disaster, that’s what this episode is all about.

If you want to read along, it’s from my past TUB piece, Press Save.

Episode 018 up in a moment too. Then we’re back up to speed. Yay!


Music for TUB-Thump is Life, by Tobu, which is released under a Creative Commons license. Check out more of Tobu’s great sounds on Soundcloud, YouTube, and his official site.

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