Well, my computer was taken to the PC World megaplex and, after a long wait a technical advisor (in fact the only technical advisor in the whole place) took a look at my flex to see whether I was (Warning: Exaggeration, mild) plugging the right end into the mains electricity. She then proceeded to explain to me that computers aren’t mended in store these days – it’s all done over the telephone. So tomorrow I have to telephone an operative who will get me to undertake advanced diagnostic tasks like trying using different fingers to operate the unresponsive on button.
(I can, as an aside, see the day coming when everything is done over the telephone – you’ll do your car MOT over the phone, receive medical surgery over the phone and probably even go to church services over the phone. You’d think we consumers would fight back and actually insist on seeing a real person every now and then wouldn’t you. But – no.)
In the meantime I have only Maddie_C’s computer to use which is going to complicate things somewhat. Having the internet in a different place to my clean socks means rather more time spent driving up and down the A127 than is good for man or beast. Particularly ‘beast’ come to think of it.
One immediately frustrating aspect is that there is some e-mail received in the last two weeks which I read but no longer have access to. In particular I know one prospective customer wanting freelance cartoon work doing e-mailed me and I havent been able to reply. I’m finding this very very frustrating as I have no way of getting at the address. If by some slim chance this was you please do contact me again on dave(at)wibsite.com. Cartoonchurch e-mail remains inaccessible for now.