Had my hard drive take a dump on me this afternoon, I really hope I can recover my data. After I rebuilt my machine about 6 months ago I pulled everything off of my external backup so I could reorganize stuff - never got around to it.

In the course of getting things straightened out I somehow managed to fry the power supply - I mean I actually fried it; sizzle, puff of smoke and a smell that the wife shortly started to yell at me about.

Also realized my wife accidentally threw my debit card out. Hasn't been a good day.

Let this be a reminder for all of you - back your stuff up!!!