Save things to the network because the network is backed up and that way you won't loose everthing when your computer crashes. (It also helps if you're at another computer, you can pull stuff up.)
This did not help yesturday. The entire network was down.
On a depressing string note, I have completly given up on the no SSS socks. I ended up completely frogging them and just gave the entire skein to Mortal.