Burnt Day - I need a Do-Over for Monday
Whatever you do, don't tell my Boss because I'm just sick about this. Like physically ill. I have a confession to make.
I got nothing done on Monday. I need to call a "do-over" for the entire day.
The whole day was a comedy of errors and meetings. I had meetings (phone calls, virtual camera things) from 9 to 11, and I'd blocked 11am until 5pm to work on something specific and important. (Hence the blocking off of time.)
For whatever reason, I was totally unable to log into my laptop. It's never happened before, and I'm pretty technical. ;) I ended up having to drive an hour to the local Microsoft Portland office to try logging in while plugged into a real network.
This got me part-way there, and at this point we're pushing past noon. I then spent the rest of the day messing with my laptop that apparently has a bad video card (it's a hybrid laptop with two cards, one from Intel and one from ATI/AMD) because I was getting video corruption, lockups and general evil. This is what I get for running Beta ATI drivers, of course.
I literally fought with this until 4pm. I could have used VMs, my backup laptop, etc to get my work done, but this was my main machine we were talking about. I couldn't let it go and put it out of my mind.
By 6:30pm I'd missed dinner with the family, fixed my laptop and got nothing done.
I just feel SO bad when I burn a day like this. It seems like it happens about twice a year.
I wanted to get this off my chest and declare this post an "open thread."
Dear Reader, please, regale me with stories of how YOU have burned entire days so that I might some how justify my own toasted day.
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