People, really… A public service announcement.
Make some backups!
My own backup strategy consists largely of something like this:
ditto -V -rsrcFork /Users/pete /Volumes/Backup/Users/pete
Which, besides making a whole bunch of text appear on the screen, backs up your home directory, saving the resource fork, just in case!
That /Volumes/Backup is actually a drive on another machine, so now we’ve got a copy. Well, a few hours later we have a copy…
(See Also: man ditto)
(Non-Mac OS X users, you’re on your own here!)