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Submitted: Aug 24 2013 / 07:56

I was preparing for my talk at Etsy’s Code as Craft series this past Tuesday. The room was starting to fill and we had about 10 minutes before I was to start. I took out my laptop and found, much to my dismay, that it wouldn’t work with the projector. For anyone who’s done any amount of speaking, this is one of the more common occurrences. Mike Brittain, who had set up the event, came over to see if he could do anything. As we fiddled with DisplayPort and VGA and HDMI, he apologized for the inconvenience. I told him not to worry, that this was not even close to the worst thing that’s happened to me as a speaker. If worse came to worse, I could always borrow someone else’s laptop since I only had a PowerPoint presentation.
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