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One of the Best Geeky Scenes From Sex and the City

Did you know that Tuesday was "National Clean Out Your Computer Day"? The day devoted to deleting old emails, cleaning up your desktop and backing-up old files to make room for new ones?! Considering backing-up my data made my New Year's Resolutions list this year, maybe it's time I put my new eGo Portable Hard Drive to the test and "back-up!"

The other day Yum reminded me of this hilarious clip from Sex and the City and it brought me back to the good (or not so good) days of laptops crashing and zip drives. The best quote would have to be at the end of the scene with Carrie saying, "After all, computers crash, people die, relationships fall apart. The best we can do is breathe and reboot. And when that fails a little gizmo called a zip drive can provide a surprising amount of comfort." Ain't that the truth?!

And so, I must ask, when was the last time you backed-up?

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emalove emalove 9 years
Great episode!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
lucychenorama- that's a good point, external backups are not fail proof.. you just hope that your computer hard drive and your external backup both don't die at the same time. Chances of that would have to be extremely rare :-)
lucychenorama lucychenorama 9 years
i've had my external hard drive die on me...guess its like buying a stage of your life.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Lmao Sex and the City is the best show. :D
ebgirl ebgirl 9 years
I love when she says that she threw everything away during a feng shui attack. I first saw this episode right after doing a feng shui purge and laughed out loud when she said that. And isn't the Mac tech guy one of the correspondents from the Daily Show? I knew I'd seen him somewhere!
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
What I liked about this episode was how how Carrie hated the iBook Aiden bought her to replace the broken mac - he said she could carry it around like a purse.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I've never backed up my computer.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
This was the episode that made me realize that even though I may see complete data loss every day I needed to be more compassionate when breaking the news to people that they have lost everything. Oh and if he really loved her he would have bought her a titanium PowerBook and not the iBook ;-)
gdtwriter gdtwriter 9 years
My favorite part was when Dimitri accused them of not being comaptible because her guy was a pc user and carrie, of course was a mac-ophile! Just like me and my guy.
agirlsgottaeat agirlsgottaeat 9 years
I love this show....I can't wait till the movie comes out.
Saaralynne Saaralynne 9 years
<3 Time Machine
heartbreakerx62x heartbreakerx62x 9 years
Another geeky satc is when Miranda wants to talk about her new palm pilot and the other girls won't stop talking about men! Love it!
pinkaholicbomb pinkaholicbomb 9 years
I remember watching this episode!!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
i cleaned my computer out just a few days ago actually
millarci millarci 9 years
OMG! I love this episode! So funny! I still can't believe she never backed up any of her work! I used to back up using zip disks, but after awhile those d*mn things stop working. I found out the hard way. I use DVDs now.
annebreal annebreal 9 years
Hehehe I saw that on reruns a couple months ago when my computers started going south on me. I was on the phone with my computer science degree brother, hysterical, trying to get my laptop working again during finals week! It made me laugh instead of cry...but my laptop got reformatted three times in about a week, and my brother built me a desktop from spare parts and drove them the couple hundred miles south to set it up, and after he left, I nudged it and it turned off and wouldn't turn back on! I do backups every month now since I lost EVERYTHING the first time. Ugh. That was so the couple weeks from hell - about five computer emergencies, a car wreck, and a speeding ticket.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 9 years
@yumsugar: I have my wedding photos on zips - ouch. I back up every day using I can't recommend it more.
Food Food 9 years
i just can't believe how much faith we placed into zip drives back then! i bet there are tons of folks with a bunch of things stuck on zip drives that you can never access. i know i have my share!
xugglybug xugglybug 9 years
I backed up at 1616. Time Machine should be starting up any minute now :-)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
:rotfl: I LOVED that episode!
Xsqumee Xsqumee 9 years
that was funny, when she wrapped it up in her pashmina
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