I got a call from one of my mates in New Zealand last night to tell me about the earthquake in Christchurch. He’s a JAFA (Just Another F*ckin’ Aucklander 🙂 ), but we know some people down in Christchurch so it was a bit of a concern. Luckily everyone is OK.
I saw some reports on the news this morning showing some of the damage it caused. It looks pretty grim, especially since Christchurch had such a nice looking city center before. It was a level 7.1 quake, but fortunately it happened in the night after everyone had left the central business district, so there were no fatalities.
I guess rebuilding will start now. Good luck to everyone dealing with the aftermath.
I’m starting to think I’ve made a move into the PC support business, without wanting to or being paid for it…
Over the last couple of weeks my brothers laptop (one of my old ones) has been acting a bit strange. Nothing I could put my finder on, but something was not quite right. Yesterday my “Support Senses” started to tingle when I noticed some files and directories had become read-only for no apparent reason. A meer mortal might have considered trying to diagnose the problem, but this looked like a job for Captain Support. Quicker than a flash Captain Support did a fresh backup of all the photos and documents, then wasted that no good son of a… Dell.
Several hours and many Windows updates later there was a fresh copy of Windows Vista installed. Piece and harmony returned to the world. Captain Support even remembered to configure the VPN connection so his brother could connect to work.
Captain Support is the ongoing tale of a science nerd who was innocently sequencing sex-incompatibility genes in Brassica oleracea (wild cabbage) when he was spiked by the pins of a radioactive “i386 DX2/66” chip, transforming him into a PC support superhero.