Richard Dingwall suggests that when this happens, you should consider blogging about the issue, sharing your experience so that others can benefit. (In many ways, this is a capsule description of all human progress!)
This is the Good Samaritan Principle.
Blog about your problem - and its solution if
- It took you more than 2 hours to solve;
- and you didn't find the answer in Google
- or you did find the answer by searching but it took you an hour to find it.