How to outsmart your piece of stupid computer

Just follow these steps:

  1. make sure your computer is at least 4 years old
  2. and only has 4 gigs of memory
  3. install Photoshop, Illustrator, and a few years later, Lightroom (amongst other programs)
  4. open Illustrator, Google Chrome and iTunes
  5. start working on a client’s design in Illustrator
  6. turn up the tunes
  7. spice things up with a sick two year old
  8. plant her in front of the tv
  9. work for a few hours on the design
  10. click “save”
  11. watch Illustrator crash and burn, taking all your precious work with it
  12. scream and yell, scaring the sick two year old
  13. console two year old
  14. take a few hours break, eat lots of chocolate
  15. open up just Illustrator and only Illustrator
  16. start working on said design, again
  17. try to remember exactly it was you did in the morning
  18. save your work every other minute until finished

Congrats! You’ve outsmarted your computer and managed to keep your work at the same time!

Oh, man, I need to craft. I’m talking/posting to myself again.