Ouch! My work laptop hard drive crashed this morning. The endless loop of start up. No safe mode, no command line, dust. Nothing could be salvaged. So now I have a brand new hard drive. And a clean slate. All my apps were reinstalled, and there is a backup... but it's really tempting to just start over. Totally fresh. My drive was filled up with nearly 5 years of Yahoo! Shopping work. Wireframes (some of the first at Yahoo), PRDs, MRDs, presentations, mocks, images, screen shots, project plans, white papers, roadmaps, and a ton of other crap. Oh and email. I saved just about every email ever sent to me and every email I ever sent. Now all of it is gone and I have to decide if I really want it back. I don't think so.
On another note... I've been playing with Ning the last couple of days. I cloned a Wish List app and then customized it to search Yahoo! Shopping and Yahoo! Plus some of the language. I needed help though. I have a basic understanding of PHP, but not enough to some basic things. Thanks to Mike for helping out. I created The Thinglist and Favorite Things. Essentially they are easy list tools that allow you to say what you want or like, tag it and share with others. Pretty simple. But it's good to think about other ways lists can be generated. I can think of a dozen things I'd do to improve what's there. So maybe Mike and I will team up for some added functionality. Please give them a try. Sign up and add stuff to the lists.