A lot of people I know started 2009’s first working day [January 5 ] with a bang. Everybody seemed in the fifth gear going to sixth and were obviously back in juggling mode slash multi-tasking again. Last week, in between classroom assignments and missing The Boys of Reason, I was in a five-day training-workshop as member of the technical team, went to an inter-agency office to conduct some business, visited an unfamiliar street in a familiar place to meet two awesome kids, took home a box full of surprises from Bato-Bato-Pik, gave an informal lesson on desktop publishing to a colleague, and for a brief moment was extremely tensed because George the Laptop went kaput after I started lay-outing the newsletter (for the training) I was assigned to do. That was last Friday.
A computer technician was called upon to fix the problem. The best thing that he could do was transfer the files that I needed using MS-DOS commands. My Vista installer was at home and while he was transferring my files, he gave a sound advice that every tech guy gives: back up your files religiously expecially if you’re doing a very important work because things happen when you least expected it.
When I got home, after I gently kissed the sleeping Uno and Jed, I opened the laptop, put the installer and utterred a silent prayer. In less than an hour, George the Laptop smiled again. My guardian angels must have heard my distress calls.
I know I can still trust George the Laptop but I’ve learned my lessons. Have a great week everybody! 🙂