My laptop's solid-state drive died this afternoon. It had a long, long life (23 months—almost double what they usually get). I am thankful to the departed SSD for that, and:
- for dying after the client presentation, not before;
- for dying on the first day of a three-week project, not the last; and
- for living 23 months, which is about as spectacular as a dog living 23 years.
I am now rebuilding my laptop on a larger but slightly slower SSD, which I hope lasts nearly as long.