Yesterday morning I went to my computer ready for a productive day working on homework, only to find my computer would not start up and the hard drive was making all sorts of awful noises. I tried running it through various disk management software and on different computers, but nothing would recognize it for more than a couple seconds (and the thing was super jittery when used externally which was just horrible to watch). Thankfully the Mac side of things had a fairly recent Time Machine backup I could restore from, so the majority of my stuff was fine. Sadly, my Windows partition was not backed up and the only data it contained was homework for this year’s classes. Thankfully it is the start of the term and I don’t have much to redo, but I’ll be backing up that partition the next time. I may have to build myself a NAS box soon as my backups are getting a little too large for my backup drive.