Tuesday, October 10, 2006

How to top off an already crappy past couple of weeks at work

Spill a full glass of water directly on the keyboard of your laptop two nights before you are to leave on a business trip* in which the materials needed for said trip are all saved on the hard drive of your now drowning computer. Yeah, good times!!

Yup, I did that last night. I was pretty proud of myself too; I didn’t shed one tear. Now that could have been for two reasons: one, I knew that the salt form the tears would just corrode the computer more or two, I was in shock. I’m putting my money on number 2.

Once it happened I flipped it upside down to POUR the water out then I tried mopping up what I could with a dish towel. Then, on Train Guy’s suggestion, I used my hair dryer on it for a good 25 minutes and left it propped on its side overnight with a fan blowing on it.

Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep last night. I did, however, successfully drown the computer. It seems the hard drive wasn’t destroyed though and my IT department did download the majority of my files for me but now I’m back on my antique lap top thinking of all the files I had stored and if there are any there I don’t want my IT department sniffing around in. Oh well, too late now.

*I’m off to Salt Lake City thru Saturday. I’ll post when I return….


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good trip to you, even with the dinosaur laptop....if it's any consolation, which I know it's not, I did this same thing with hot coffee one year while doing taxes:)

I still want to hear about Sedaris!

October 10, 2006 3:31 PM  

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