Okay, it's time to get back into the light, I have been away for the better part of a month and a half so it is time for another blog. It seems to be that time of the year where people go away on holiday, it certainly is in the UK anyway. A number of my friends are either away at the moment or are planning to go away and it is certainly very cool to get a text message from Egypt, Europe or some remote Pacific island telling me about things I can only dream off at the moment.
I do however have a vicarious way to enjoy being overseas, namely of jumping on a computer in a faraway land. Recently a lady asked me to fix her computer because it was running slow, which of course I was happy to do, the process took me a few hours to complete (a little longer than normal) because her internet connection kept dropping off. At the end of the job I apologised to taking a bit longer than normal and told her that her Internet connection was not very stable to which she replied that "it probably isn't very good because the boat is rocking around quite a bit". It turns out that she was on a boat off the Greek islands and she was connecting to the Internet using a mobile phone, it's amazing to think that sitting at my desk fixing computers can reach so far.
Talking about travel another one of my clients recently called me at 1:30 AM, not something that happens very often but once I heard her problem I was happy to help. It turns out that she was booked on a flight that was leaving at four or five in the morning and her electronic ticket would not print out. Some airlines can be very pedantic about these things and without the printout they often will not let you on your flight. Within about 10 or 15 minutes however I was able to print out her ticket for her on her printer, needless to say she was very grateful.
These days booking a holiday or travelling is something that you really need a computer for and Murphy's Law seems to dictate that if something is going to go wrong with your laptop it will go wrong on holiday. Either way it's good to have some way of getting this fixed while you are overseas and that's what we are here for, and it gives us a bit of a thrill too.