You’ll recall that a few days ago I mentioned that I would be teaching Intro Stats again this upcoming semester.  Since I taught it before, I wasn’t too worried – I already have a full set of slides, homeworks, etc, right?  How hard can it be?

The answer is VERY if you can’t find the files.  They appear to be gone; poof; MIA.  The jump drive they lived on died and apparently I didn’t keep them anywhere else.  The result is that I get to start again, from scratch, and do them all over.  I guess a really good backup scheme only works if you actually back up all possible locations, including things like jump drives.