The sad fact is that by this point in life there aren’t that many truly new lessons to learn; most “lessons learned” are really just lessons reiterated because you didn’t internalize them the first dozen times. Thus, the title.
- Never try to organize a party over a blog. Email and phones (blech) are your friends.
- Never, ever erase data storage unless you have verified that your backup scheme actually works.
Fortunately, in the latter case, I had taken the precaution of using two different backup schemes; and the second one mostly worked.