Wednesday, 11 January 2012

component object model strikes back when all I want to do is type

London The last day has been a bit of a blur. I had a report to finish and some fancy calculations and it took pretty much from waking up until time to go to bed.

I finished the report and did the defensive 'double save' to ensure there was more than one copy around but then as I opened it again to check, I got one of those cryptic messages. Word popped up a little extra box in which it triumphantly proclaimed "Ole!"

Or more precisely "Ole error!" - I could almost hear the castanets.

Totally unhelpful. A Spanish error between me and all my hard work.

I shut down Windows, tapped my head whilst rubbing my tummy and then located an earlier version of the saved file. Hold breath and "File Open".

Fine. I was back in business, but now have a nagging doubt that Windows will be looking for another opportunity to eat the document I've created.

4 comments:

Imaginography said...

Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean that Bill Gates isn't out to get you! :D

Nikki-ann said...

I had something similar happen when building a website at work. In this instance, the electricity had failed when I'd saved the very nearly finished template. When I booted back up and opened the file it was completely empty! Thankfully I managed to find a temporary file which was complete and saved that! (Panic over!).

rashbre said...

bk I went into a bookshop to get a book about paranoia. I asked the assistant and she said "They're behind you" (boom-boom).

Nikki-ann Thank goodness we assume that if it can go wrong, then it will and so we save spare copies of everything.

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