Dead Laptop

Posted by downtowntrader | 4/24/2008 10:35:00 PM | 2 comments »

My laptop died on me when I needed it most. It blue screened last night and never recovered. While I have most of my data backed up, I ended up having to replace the laptop today and it looks like I will spend the better part of the next few days installing programs. This all of course comes at a time when I am confined to my family room in crutches, so none of this has been easy. There is a lesson here that I learned a long time ago however. Because I have a trading plan in place, with orders (or alerts) managing my exits for me, I was comfortable today despite not knowing what my positions were doing all day. I actually had a fairly active day with a few target hits and stop outs. Even the most discretionary of traders should have an emergency stop in place somehow. You never know what can happen, and it's better to have some assurance.

Good Trading,



  1. AceK // 9:02 PM  

    Hi, I use a program called Folder Share which connects all my computers via the net. When I change a file or add something to my laptop it is reflected on the HD of my office computer and vice versa. The program is a free download and works well. If one system crashes there is teh exact same computer to use while you repair or replace and reload teh other machine. Hope this helps.

    Great Blog - Thanks


  2. downtowntrader // 9:55 PM  

    Thanks for the tip Acek. I'll take a look at it.