QUOTE(gr8ful @ Apr 23 2007, 10:14 PM)
... I spy a leather case wedged in the roof luggage rack. I guess I drove off with the case on top of the vehicle and fortunately it slid down the length of the roof and wedged in the rack and stayed there for 2 weeks.
This reminds me of my story.
My first C3000, a donation from a former HP 200LX user and member of this forum now..
I took it in a leather case withme when visiting a friend.
All was a bit hectic, we were late, and when arriving with the car, I jumped out, opeed the back door to unlock my 3yo doughter; my wife also a bit hectical, and then we go to the house of our friend.
Arrived there, talked for an hour and played with the children.
Then, after an hour, we begin showing our latest progress with Zaurus (she - our friend - also has one). I want to pull it out of the case, but - the case is not there. Asked my wife if she has it - no. Asked our friend if she took it - no.
Finally asked our doughter if she has seen it - yes, er, no.
Then I tried to remember where I had it at last. In the car. In my hand when unlocking the child. No, actually not. I must have put it on top of the car while unlocking. And I didn't remember to have picked it up from there.
So I jumped out and quickly went to the car and of course the case with the Zaurus was gone.
I searched for some time in the surrounding of the car, but of course nothing.
In the evening I went to the police office and told them about the loss. They considered it a theft because I knew where I had left it before it was gone. They registered the serial number etc. But nothing.
My C3000 was gone.
Fortunately I had bought a backup unit a few weeks before.
Fortunately all my sensitive data was encrypted AND stored on an ext2 SD card. So the noob thief would not see ANY data when putting the card into a Windows computer.
Unfortunately, the last backup was over a week old! Not the loss of the unit, but the loss of that week of work caused me most of the trouble.
So people, take care about your Zauri, and make frequent backups! Not only in case of a drive failure, but also in case of loss this may come in handy.