There is a deadline, but “the internet is down.” No one ever wants to hear these words. Everyone, now, has become dependent on the Internet for business and pleasure. Architects use the Internet to send e-mails, share work, submit drawings, render on the cloud, and other tasks of that sort. No internet means missing a deadline. Someone’s career is in danger. So, what to do?
- Call your service provider one time, two times, multiple times.
- Search for open Wi-Fi networks in your area! maybe you could “borrow” Wi-Fi from neighbors. A couple of e-mails won’t hurt.
- Turn off the wireless router. Turn on the wireless router. Repeat.
- Clean your computer desktop!
- Rename and delete some NewFinalistFinal.DWG or PSD files.
- Mobile Hotspot can be a life saver until your mobile data quota runs out.
- Again, Search for open Wi-Fi networks in your area! Couldn’t guess the Wi-Fi password? Then it’s time to change the scenery.
- A café with free Wi-Fi would do. No?
- Ask god “Why me !?” or “Why I was born an architect”
- Well, “When in doubt, go to the library.”
Not in a hurry. Work can wait, or I am getting fired anyway.
- Then re-watch your favorite movie. That one you have watched over and over again, in similar times.
- Sketch again!
- Take a walk in the neighborhood. Discover all the hides and nooks.
- Take some pictures of the hidden architectural gems around you.
- Read a book.
- Make lists: favorite cities, favorite buildings, favorite movies, or favorite books.
- your dreams and future plans.
- Sleep; an architect would know the true value of that.
And finally, let’s hope it never comes to this.