I am always going on about how awesome my mobile device is, with its ability to withstand drops on concrete, dips in the ocean, dust and sand storms, and everything else I throw at it on my active outdoor trips. When I accidentally dropped the device while sitting in a casting this week, I was totally unphased. I picked it up, dusted off stray particles of floor dirt, and set about continuing sending a message. Alas, this time I could not. Well, I could. The device was still unhurt and working but the SD Card was reportedly unmounted. Whoops.
I rebooted the device to no avail. I removed the card, rubbed off any potential dust and re-inserted. Still nothing. The card looked fine, no visible issues but when I eventually tried my old smaller-capacity card in the device and that worked, it at least proved once again that I own a rock-star phone, and the problem was clearly with the card itself. This was further confirmed when I popped the card into another device that also failed to recognise its existence.
And thus was I rendered sad, for upon this card sits many photos; snapshots, screen grabs, and pictures of inspiration and beauty saved from Facebook and Tumblr and my WhatsApp buddies. Pictures that I can certainly live without and probably find again, over time, with much searching. And there were many that I have forgotten that I had that were simply pleasant and inspirational to browse through. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who saves those types of pictures into a dedicated folder.
I think everything else automatically backed up but screen grabs and FB, Tumblr, and WhatsApp photos are in dedicated folders that, it appears, don’t fall into the Save-To-Google’s-Cloud options. Woe, I say. Total woe.