Technical Support…Vintage Gina
Compiled by Gina Valley
I’m traveling this week with my pack. Our life is too busy lately, and moves far too quickly. I’m sure yours is the same.
According to John Archibald Wheeler, “Time is what prevents everything from happening at once,” but sometimes it feels to me like everything is happening at once.
This week and next, I’m taking time off to make sure that not everything happens at once. I don’t want to miss anything, especially hanging out with my children.
So, I’ve gone through my past posts and queued up reader favorites to keep you in giggles while I’m hanging with my pack.
I hope you enjoy this Vintage Gina.
And, I hope you stop and look around, too. I don’t want you to miss a thing either!
Thank you for reading and sharing.
Laugh Out Loud!
Today’s Vintage Gina is my Laugh Log – Tech Support Edition post. You can read my Laugh Log – Tech Support Edition post below in its entirety, or, for you hardcore readers, click on one of these magic links to read my Laugh Log – Tech Support Edition post in its original location.
Either way, I’ll meet you at Laugh Log – Tech Support Edition. You bring the cookies. I’ll bring the giggles.
Laugh Log – Tech Support Edition
You’re probably familiar with the old adage
“To err is human”
But, have you heard its complete modern version:
“To err is human; to really mess up requires a computer”?
Well, last night, I clearly had a computer.
I didn’t personally mess up, but a piece of software on my site freaked out (I believe that’s the technical computer term), and, according to the hosting company I contract with, downloaded a whole bunch of giant files and caused a big problem for one of their servers.
It took a series of phone calls and emails and most of the night to get my site back up and running. It was stressful, but, as you may have noticed, the world did not end, despite the fact that ginavalley.com was offline for about 10 hours.
During that time I had long conversations with several people in my hosting company’s technical support department. They were all very polite and knowledgeable, and worked to get the problem resolved as quickly as possible. I appreciate their extra effort, which resulted in my site being back up sooner than expected.
So, I thought it would be fun to pay homage to those amazing people in tech support.
What would we do without them?
Yes, I did try turning it off and on again. Like a million times.
Laugh Out Loud!
Have you had a computer generated headache? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it!