I accidentally ran `rm -rf ~/` and managed to cancel a second afterwards. It tore through my vim config, gpg directory, and the bin directory. This is what I know so far.

Having the config in code helped a lot when recovering. And thankfully I had backed up the gpg keys the most paranoid way too.

Any workarounds to avoid my foolishness in the future?

Starting at a new place tomorrow, and by extension, essentially saying goodbye to my brief tech mgt career.

Tech leadership and tech mgt are far apart, and from what I have experienced, companies rarely take effort to present techies with career growth that doesn't involve people management.

I'll gladly provide tech mentoring to a team, but I honestly do not have any mgt skills whatsoever.

Do not expect me to go after people for timesheets.


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