Preparing [Digitally] for Disasters
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More (Digitally) Prepared for Disaster
You might have noticed that I didn't send out this newsletter for the last ~4 weeks. That's because I spent 10 days in the hospital and a further few weeks recovering from a mildly fatal infectious disease called leptospirosis.
Don't worry though, I'm nearly back to normal now!
My recovery was in large part due to the strength of my support network (too many people to name here), anchored by my superhuman wife, Sanah. I am immensely grateful for her and for everyone else who got me back to health.
One key takeaway from the experience was that I needed to be better prepared for disasters. Specifically, I need to get my digital house in order. If the worst had happened, not only would my bank accounts, etc been difficult for my family to access, but all of my photos, all of my writing, and my internet accounts would have been lost.
I came across this handy "What to Do Before You Die" tech checklist from the Wall Street Journal that I think is important for everyone to act on. It might take a half day, but the ROI on that time could be life changing for your loved ones. Take it from someone who feels like they just got hit by lightening - don't delay!
Given that I have a month's worth of things to catch up on, this issue is much shorter than normal. But expect me to be back to regularly scheduled programming next Sunday!
“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” ― Confucius
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