So Busy
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Today was terribly busy. It all started when I was asked to test internal network mail relaying as soon as I walked in the door. I accidentally overwrote the file I was "borrowing" the code from, using Notepad.

In case you didn't know, there is no way to recover a file if you'ved edited it and saved it in Notepad. It only has one level of undo, and it's certainly not the one you need. Take it from my mistake, use a real editor even for a small job, and make sure your files are backed up.

From there, the day got worse, with steady a traffic of problems into my office. Everybody thinks they're the only ones with problems and I should be able to take care of it right away. Some I can, when they're easy, and I don't mind it. But some people come to me even when they know I have nothing to do with whatever their problem is and still expect me to figure it out for them.

The file I overwrote this morning wasn't a total loss—I was able to rewrite it much better, and the bulk of the difficult part was a SQL query that I had stored so I access it as a View, so I just had to rewrite some logic.

The worst part about the day was I was so busy I never even had time to stop for lunch. I hate days like this.

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