I was in a trade the other day and my wireless mouse went dead, it was a quick fix and nothing detrimental happened.
I did start thinking about the possibility of other hardware failures, even software or grid failures.
This thread is an open and on-going discussion of things we can have as backups or proactive plans to have in place.
Easy Hardware Backups:
These are the obvious and crucial ones to have.
Mouse - Wireless and/or wired. If you are using wireless make sure to have a different/extra dongle that is always connected separately. I have wireless and will just use another wired one as a backup.
Keyboard - I’ll just be getting a cheap wired one.
Monitor - The majority may have dual monitors but if you don’t, a spare one could save the day at some point. Or just a spare HDMI cable.
Other Items Backup
Phone Numbers - List of numbers for brokerage, internet provider, etc.
Laptop - If you have a separate laptop an easy backup could be installing Optimus on that to use if needed.
Account Number - Login and password located in a secure spot. I’m bad about always having my passwords online, so if my computer goes out I need them quickly accessible.
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