THE VOICE OF ENERGY VOL. 094
Funny story: After a long week of doing some grunt work for a local record label (moving boxes around, counting inventory) and then spending my evenings working on writing work, I was feeling pretty ahead of the game and confident as, on Thursday night, I spent a few hours transcribing a roughly recorded interview with my guest today, Sussan Deyhim, and getting this week's newsletter together. Everything was all set. I was ready to schedule it and noticed that the time zone was wrong. The only way to fix it was to click on this link to go to my settings. I did so and then went back to my newsletter draft. But I hadn't saved my previous work. So 2/3 of my newsletter was gone, never to be retrieved. Upsetting? To say the least. And as it was late in the evening, I wasn't about to head back and start over. So I held off until this morning - Saturday the 7th - to head back to the drawing board. Did I turn autosave on? Reader, you know that I did.
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