My computer crashed in mid February and it represents the third time within the year, I've lost important information such as my 'records' of autograph request sent in the mail. I keep telling myself that at least isn't the actual items, but makes me a little weary(though maybe not much more careful anyway) to input personal data about my hobby and my life.
I like to send cards away and get them back at a healthy pace. The work as far as autograph requests in the mail goes, is to put together requests and not merely done infront of the computer screen. I worry about accounting for the cards I've sent to particular players in order to see if they can get signed, but I've lost them anyway if I don't get them back. It is just I want to get a beat on things. If I've sent out some 'set cards,' that are long gone, I need to know what to replace. I need to know that I've already written to a player several times with no response. All that is gone and I don't know if I'd trust the next reincarnation of my PC to store personal data.