Oy! Emotional wreck. A lot of people came through for me–especially H.
My work is spread across a bunch of computers. The data is only useful for minutes or hours. I didn’t lose a lot. I did have to rebuild the macros which run the shows. That actually turned into a good thing.
Macros are short programs which tell my TriCaster switcher what to do. Each time I push a button, the TriCaster performs one or more tasks specified in a macro. This is how I direct while I’m on-the-air, macros.
I have a lot more experience now, so these new ones are written smarter. It’s easier to load a show. Complex setups are gone. Things flow better. Resets are quicker. Fewer mistakes. A lot more ‘take ones!’
This is a big deal. It pays off in the most valuable commodity there is, time.
I’m pretty sure it wasn’t worth what I went through.