Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Forget Firemen, Give me an IT Guy Any Day!
This isn't E, it's Moss from the IT Crowd. E doesn't wear ties.
After freaking out over my NaNoWriMo project and almost abandoning it, my writer friends talked me off the ledge at brunch Sunday so I buckled down Sunday afternoon and cranked out 5,000 more words to get back in the game.
Monday I lost everything I'd done Sunday.
And it was my fault.
I didn't follow the proper protocol for file naming on the laptop, there was a mixup with old folders with same names, and... *poof* all gone.
Distraught, I stumbled down to the robot lab in tears mumbling 'laptop' and 'all gone.'
After stabilizing me with a couple of hugs, E put down his chain saw or whatever he was doing, went upstairs and somehow managed to cobble together bits of files from the laptop and my memory key and was able to piece back together what I'd lost. I have no idea how he did it, but he's officially my hero!!!
So, I'm telling you, IT guys are the new firefighters. I mean what are the odds of you actually starting a 5-alarm blaze? The only accidental fire I ever started was when I tried to sterilize a sponge in the microwave (bad plan).
Having your IT guy sprint up the stairs, roll up his sleeves, tell you not to worry and retrieve your 5,000 words is priceless.
He doesn't do it for the glory or for the chicks, he does it for the Nanaimo bars. I owe him a big batch : )