February 2, 2007
Late on Saturday night, my mom told me about an issue with the public photo gallery I’d set up at www.kerryandwillie.com/gallery/.Â The basic problem was that when you viewed the image, you only saw a small cropped thumbnail instead of seeing the full image.
When she first told me, I immediately felt the familiar clutching fear that I always used to get when someone brought up an technology issue that I didn’t know how to solve.Â Despite over 7 years of experience solving technical problems and developing a reputation for providing answers, I still get a sense of dread that I wouldn’t be able to solve the latest problem in time.
But, in the last few weeks I’ve gained a new sense of peace in my life (possibly through a strengthened prayer life) and a newfound sense of confidence.Â And so, I told myself to solve the problem, and was able to solve it in about 20 minutes.
Instead of stressing out about it or dismissing it as something that wasn’t that big in the grand scheme of things, I felt confidence in my own problem solving abilities.Â It felt good to solve the problem, but it felt even better to feel good while solving the problem.Â