You know that feeling you sometimes get...the one where you want to take yourself off to a deserted woodland and scream at the top of your lungs, until your throat feels on fire? Yeah, that's how I feel today!
It's always the simple tasks that create the most stress for me. All I need to do is pull off two photographs from an inherited Canon camera, edit them and attach them to a blog post that needs to go live today.
Not so simple when the driver CD has gone missing. I've spent nearly 3 hours installing various updates, programs and fixes, only for them all to fail. I've made Sion get out of bed on his one lazy day off to search the house...no CD. I've re-jigged lunchtime plans to free me up long enough to go home, re-shoot the photos using a different camera and get back to the office. I've searched on Amazon, ebay and countless website to try and buy a second hand CD to install for the future.
As a last ditch cry for help I went onto one of the geeky tech forums to see what other people have done. In amongst all the shorthand, techno-speak there was a two line response. "Canon stopped making drivers for this model in 2007, a driver doesn't exist for Windows 7. Buy a card reader - this will automatically work on any computer, it's much easier than faffing around with a big camera."
No shite Sherlock
There's a PC World at the end of my road. If I stood on the roof of my office I would be able to see it. I Googled, I found what I want for less than £10.00, I did that relieved, slightly manic giggle when you realise that everything will be OK.
Guess where I'm off to at lunchtime?!!
Looks like I will get that review up today after all, I'll even stick a link onto this post once it's live so you can see what all the stress is about...it really is a bloody impressive product, trust me!