Dec 2 2005
Reminder of the obvious
Someone lent me a 256MB USB Key so I can shuttle project files back and forth to work. Last night I spent all night – when I wasn’t trying to keep the kids happy – designing a database I need for the latest feature for my project at work. I had a nice little ER diagram all done up in Dia. Exported it to a png file that I could bring to work, print, and doodle on. Plugged in the USB key and copied it over and then promptly yanked the key out. I set it on the nightstand and drifted off to sleep.
I got to work this morning and plugged it in and no file. I’d noticed that with a couple files yesterday as well.
My guess – since I’ve seen hints of it elsewhere – You have to UNMOUNT your key. Not just yank it. =/ As I was yanking the usb key out with much flair I had a flash that this might be the case. But I figured I was paranoid and went to bed.
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean you’re not right. *shrug*