Flash drive go *poof*

My 256MB flash drive has stopped working. It was plugged into a knee-level USB port and I fear it may have gotten bumped while I was getting up out of the chair, causing a connection inside the flash drive to get broken. It's not acknowledged by any computers I stick it into so I think it's dead.

This is bad, because the most recent versions of the talk and paper I'm working on were on the flash drive. However, not fatal because I also have copies of everything scattered about on my desktop computers. So at best I've only lost a week's worth of changes which were fairly minor and easily recreated.

There were several other things on the flash drive, but they were just copies of stuff already on my other computers and nothing critical.

Sucks to lose the stuff on the drive, but at least it's only inconvenient rather than really bad.