Well I might as well have been, losing a laptop data drive really screws everything you rely on and especially if you don't back up.
Two things I hadn't counted on was favourites in Google Chrome web browser, although that is now sorted, losing all the email messages I had in my in and sent box and all stuff I downloaded off Dilwyn's site which went on the C drive download section...hmm that's three things, OK I can't count.
Anyway replacing the 2.5 drive I was again reminded of something not quite QL but indirectly linked. My first PC had a 20Meg hard drive but it was actually 21.something, the 1024 being the computing equivalent of a 1000 I think, regardless 21.something was a bonus yeh :)
Nowadays you buy 160Gig drives but their not even that, more like 159.something, even before formatting.
Don't the manufacturers of drives realise the psychological importance of us users/buyers thinking where getting something for nothing, well apparently not.
Today's QL user gets loads of stuff for nothing so we should really appreciate it.