The other day Jimbo accidentally left his 8GB flash drive in his jeans pocket which was put to wash!
Jimbo was the one who took out the laundry to be sunned.
Lo and behold, at the bottom of the washing barrel, laid the erstwhile drive!
His heart sank!
The device was dripping wet when he fished it out.
Mrs Jimbo was horrified when Jimbo showed her the wet device.
“Dry it with the hair dryer”, said the ever practical and resourceful Mrs. Jimbo.
And so, the device was almost fried under the blast of hot air from Mrs. Jimbo’s hair dryer.
Jimbo sought help from facebook. People responded almost instantly.
“Let it dry out”, said most of them.
One very encouragingly wrote: “Don’t worry, my daughter’s thumb drive was in a washing machine 3 times and it still worked! Perhaps because it’s a Kingston!”
But Jimbo’s thumb drive was no Kingston!
Unfortunately there was no evidence-based data to suggest how long the ‘drying out’ period should be!
Jimbo can’t wait that long because he needed the data within the week!
And so, after drying it out with a hair dryer, he hung the device up to air dry further for another half a day and finally, that evening, he gathered enough courage to insert the device into his notebook, half expecting it to explode into a million tiny pieces.
It was forever before the light on the device came alive and then it purred to life!
The data could be accessed! Hallelujah!
What could be so important in the device, you might wonder? Well, here’s what’s inside the device.
1. The entire Kampung Angkat Project folder! (Inside the folder were all the drafts, all the letters, all the program booklets, etc etc that is tied to the project for the last 2 years!)
2. Materials from a power point workshop he attended.
3. Loads of downloaded CME files on HIV/AIDS and other medical topics of interest.
4. Loads of power point slides on HIV/AIDS.
5. And finally, 22 movies Jimbo copied off his brother’s notebook the night before. (Jimbo didn’t want to ask where he got them from!)
No porn? No dirty naughty pictures?
Nope, they have all be washed clean, quite literally. ;P
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