By Michele Scism
The Results Lady
OK I am just going to warn you that this isn't going to be my normal blog post. I have had one of the most frustrating days today. I have been diligently working on my upcoming live event. I am so excited and the list of things to do is massive.
However, today my computer has decided to crash every time I try to upload the wonderful video I made to go on the sales page for the event – Take Action Get Profits Live: 3 Days to Social Media Success which is going to be in Dallas, TX March 11-13, 2011.
I want you to know that my desk sits in front of a beautiful big window – there were several times today when I thought seriously about throwing the computer through the window. What is a small business owner to do when they rely so heavily on their computer and it so obviously not committed to the work like she is?
You know there was a time about 10 years ago when I was a Regional Accounting Manager for CompUSA – only for about 2 years because I thought that was what I was supposed to do but I was wrong. Anyway, being part of that large corporation we, of course, had a help desk that we could call and get help on site in a moments notice. I am really missing the IT guys right now.
I had to finally quit trying to upload the video on my desk top (it actually got the blue screen of death 3 times today- I guess that's a slow death) and now am attempting to upload to YouTube from my laptop. Only 39% left to go (after an hour). OK it is Hershey kiss time!
There are days when I wish I had an IT department to call, too! Computers almost seem to sense the worst time to break down — but then like Lynn said, they’re essential for us, so I guess any time is the worst time. I hope yours is cooperating now, Michele.
LOL – Michelle it is as long as I don’t ask it to do too much. It is acting like a stubborn child. And that is part of the problem anyway – I am major on the multi tasking side of the scale which means that there are a lot of things going on at once at my desk. I am thinking about having 2 computers – that would rock.
I think we can all feel you rpain – we’ve each been there at one time or another. Hopefully today is a better day for both you and your computer 🙂 Hershey Kisses and Hugs help but when you finally do decide to purchase that new computer – keep this one as your backup. Having that second machine (even an old one) has stopped me from tearing my hair out or financing Hershey 😉 many times. Oh – and I keep my data on a portable hard drive and just use my machine’s hard drive as my backup. That ensures my data can go anywhere on any machine at any time! Debbie
Debbie – That is another great point – I need to use the portable hard drive. I don’t have one but I am going to take care of that right away.
Hey Lynn – LOL I have decided to order a new one – although this computer is only about 4 years old but in computer years that is like 48 right. LOL