Recently I’ve been hit by my laptop failure. I use it mostly for work related programming but it’s my general computer as well. It took me 2 hours to go back to fully functional state with an older but still powerful desktop. It’s not that bad, is it.
The main idea behind me being able to go on are services that I/my company use. And I don’t mean some fancy backup plans. That would take much more time. I mean services like:
- GitHub (for your code),
- a password manager,
- a synchronized profile in my browser (I still tend to use a separate profile for my work and a separate for private purposes)
- a browser enabled communicator like Slack
- a browser enabled video call app like Zoom
The major part of the mentioned 2 hours was spent on installing VS 2015 + Resharper (I have a really terrible WiFi card in my PC). That would be all.
Now, it’s time for you to answer the following question: how fast as an employee and as a private person can you be back after a hardware failure?