And your load steadily increases, especially if you have boys!
- HD failure
- Use SSD(s) rather than a hard disk, mirrored if possible
- Power glitch
- Get a UPS or run on a locked-up laptop.
- no internet connection (do not share LAN with any internet-connected PC) + remove USB connections and disable them in OS
- Equipment Theft
- take daily backups home or to a safety deposit box. Keep 1 for every day of week + 1 for every week + 1 for every month
- Lightning or motor surge
- good surge supressor(s)
- Equipment failure
- have duplicates available, immediate for low-cost, at shop for hi-cost; replace failing/old stuff.
Andrew Carnegie and John D.Rockefeller are remembered, usually sans first names, because they gave money away to intellectual causes - Rockefeller grants, Carnegie Libraries, Carnegie hall, Carnegie-Mellon University. They made lots of money keeping down workers' wages and keeping prices high.
But what do you do after you accumulate that pile? How could you spend a billion dollars on yourself? or forty? Time to turn over a new leaf and spend the money making people happy.
But there is no Stephen P. Jobs Foundation anymore. Apple may live on, but Jobs is history.
Use a diaper bag.
Basically, UV, acids, and our atmosphere, especially in cities, is hostile to colours we use in images. Look at the faded signs as well as faded photos. But print on non-acid paper, with inert pigments rather than fragile organic dyes, and keep the air out with a sealed frame or box, and you can expect hundreds of years of stable colour life.
So print it yourself (Canon and Epson have pigment inks on some photo printers) on no-acid paper and matte it under glass (UV protection), keep it out of the sun, and enjoy. (Not against the glass- it will stick. That's why the matte.)
If you're storing photos away, make sure the environment is all non-acidic, too, eg, metal boxes not cardboard or plastic.
Cost-wise, look for processors who advertise no-acid paper and pigment inks.
See http://www.wilhelm-research.com/ for the most comprehensive look.
Want to learn A Programming Language? Learn APL. Nothing else approaches it in parallelism or will be as useful when we all have thousands/millions of processors in the box.
This seems to assume we rise before noon. If we rise after noon, then our beverage of choice in the morning is not the hair of the dog, but the dog itself.