If you’re like me and have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you are probably trying to figure out how to magically grow back hair since you’ve been ripping it out of your head the last 24 hours. For those of you who don’t know, Adobe experienced a serious outage that left its Creative Cloud subscribers out in the cold for the duration.
Fortunately, my job only requires me to use it less than half the time… that is, unless I have to cover for our graphic designer when he is out sick, which is precisely what happened yesterday. Thanks a lot, Murphy’s Law.
After what had to be a stressful 24 hours for Adobe’s IT staff, they finally fixed the issue. The company assured everyone it wasn’t security related and said the problem occurred during routine database maintenance.
So, to celebrate Creative Cloud’s return, I’ve compiled a list of things one can do in case of another outage.
1. Go “old school” with some manilla construction paper and a good ol’ box of Crayola crayons.
“Listen guys, I know you all were expecting some fancy-schmancy mockups during this presentation, but we wanted to take it a step back. We only had time to do 1 set of drawings, so if we could all gather around Phil here…”
2. Two Words: Cave Drawings
Who needs a pristine conference room wall anyway, am I right, guys?
Source: Len Radin via Flickr
It’s never too late to learn this time-honored skill to describe those mockups you were in the middle of last night.
4. Send an email to your boss that says, “My dog ate my homework.”
“P.S. Also, my stomach hurts. Can I sit out during gym class?”
5. Distract your clients with cute animal GIFs instead.
“Wait, what mockup are yo–OH EM GEEEEE, LOOK AT THE KITTY IN THE BEE COSTUME!”