QuestionIf you woke up at midnight and your house was on fire, what would be the first things you'd save?
      – BorgClown, 2009-01-05 at 17:07:45   (17 comments)

On 2009-01-05 at 17:10:41, BorgClown wrote...
I'm assuming people can just follow you when awaken, so let's focus on possessions: I'd save my documents case, my laptop, my PDA, in that order. The most valuable information first, documents being valuable because of the difficulty to replace many of them.
On 2009-01-05 at 17:12:21, BorgClown wrote...
Oh, and my cell phone and wallet go before my PDA.
On 2009-01-05 at 19:26:00, George wrote...
I think I'd grab my backup drive and favourite guitar.
On 2009-01-05 at 20:02:11, Baslisks wrote...
Latop, phone, charger, camera, and saxes.
On 2009-01-05 at 20:02:32, Baslisks wrote...
oh and my terabyte back up drive with my music on it.
On 2009-01-05 at 20:05:13, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I don't have an external drive yet, although I keep looking at them - 1 TB is as cheap now as my 40 GB drive once was. Instead, I backup much of my smaller stuff online. So apart from perhaps my wallet I wouldn't really take anything. Well, there's my keys - I'd need to unlock the door to escape. (-:
On 2009-01-05 at 20:47:55, Thelevellers wrote...
I think I'd grab my 12-string (as it's the only guitar I don't have to run up a flight of steps for, and it's my current fav) and the 96 CD storage rack... I'd grab the other two 35 CD ones two if I could manage it! This is all assuming I put on some trousers as opposed to running out naked, and therefore would have my wallet in my pocket...
On 2009-01-05 at 21:12:53, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It's funny that our data and music is the thing we'd want to save, not any actually 'personal' possessions. There are no hand-me-downs, no sentimental items...
On 2009-01-05 at 22:03:57, Thelevellers wrote...
Lol, true, tho I would consider saving my pocket watch, simply because it was so cheap (£20 instead of £60! :D), never find another bargin like that... The only other sentimental things I have are my souvenirs, but they could do with a clear out really... I have mementos of three failed relationships, and 99% of the gigs I have been too (that's 22 last academic year alone...) so there's so much of it all and it's mostly worthless really I'd rather get rid... :)
On 2009-01-05 at 22:06:04, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Right, I hadn't even thought about the oldest things - like the box of 1960s comics I have, or old coins, etc. I think a nice fire would be a great way to get a fresh start for most of us. Throwing useless items away is tough.
On 2009-01-05 at 22:09:48, Thelevellers wrote...
Especially when they have connections... I am a real hoarder, it's a real mental effort to throw away train tickets when I'm done! I even collect the little metal ends from my guitar strings when they break, though I'm trying to give that habit up... Oooh! *runs off to the new years resolution thread*
On 2009-01-05 at 22:29:38, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I have pretty much all of my cinema tickets. Those are the sort of things you think would make a nice database, but never set aside the time to type them in precisely because they're not quite interesting enough.
On 2009-01-05 at 22:46:26, Thelevellers wrote...
That comment just made me very happy. :) There is someone as anal but geekier than me! I don't think in databases... lol!
On 2009-01-05 at 22:47:32, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Heh, well I only use tab-delimited text files but it's still technically a type of database - just without the ridiculous overhead of an RDBMS engine.
On 2009-01-06 at 20:18:16, BorgClown wrote...
Talking about sentimental items, after the fire I would be very sad because the little box where I save the letters my wife wrote when we were dating was burnt. I never got around to scan them. I should.
On 2009-02-16 at 19:51:44, DigitalBoss wrote...
Me Arse!
On 2009-02-19 at 05:34:17, BorgClown wrote...
@DigitalBoss: You got several arses? =P