Oh god let me tell you about that time I was an idiot.
Okay, one of those times, the one that involves hard drive failures.
So many years ago, shortly after I'd moved to a new apartment, one of my hard drives failed. I had all my music, photos and whatnot on it, along with my address book, IRC logs, configs and so on. Fortunately, it was in a nice RAID-1 array, precisely because I didn't want to be cut off from the world before I got a new drive, and I had backups, so I was safe. I ordered a new drive and installed it a few days later.
Hardly a month goes by that the other drive fails. Just my luck, thank God they didn't both die at the same time. Out with the old, in with the new...
...six weeks later, one of the new hard drives dies.
At this point I'm pretty perplexed. I mean yes the build quality of all things computer-related has been steadily going down for a long time now but I definitely didn't get the memo about hard drives being so bad.
I pondered it for a few days and it hit me while I was idly playing my bass guitar one lazy afternoon.
My bass combo, with that big-ass speaker and, consequently, that big-ass speaker magnet, was right near the computer.