A few months ago, I was messing with things on one of our websites when I got a glorious error message:
"Remote Gateway 502 on the D-server minus 000111110000 coding malfunction on the yadeeyadeeyada server of death...."
The page wouldn't load. I tried to refresh. Still nothing. The internet was working just fine so I was scratching my head, trying to figure out what on earth the problem was. Our site assistant wrote me: "Something's up with the site. It's like the site's just GONE, annihilated, destroyed, wiped out, exterminated... or something." My pastor called and confirmed the worst. The server we had had both of our websites on -- one with hundreds of hours of content -- had spontaneously gone dark.
Yeah. I posted a "Woe is us" message on Facebook so my friends could weep and wail with us (and send chocolate). Justin saw my post and immediately offered to help. And let me just tell you... When I thought we were toast and going to have to start from scratch with our sites,
He knew where these magical internet archives were online with little fairies that flutter around every night saving everything you ever put on your sites... and how to get content from the magical internet archives back on our sites where we all can appreciate that content a bit more.
Sometimes I'd be up at 1:00 a.m. seeing that he had just sent an email -- asking which pics I liked or how I wanted this or that. Yes, he was up working that late -- fixing all our problems. Making all our dreams come true.
He gets the job done, and he stays on task until it's done right. Not only did he recover both of our sites, but he's established a good backup program so we never. have. this. happen. again. #Genius
and you should send chocolate. And probably like a Christmas bonus too. 'Nuff said.