Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Some days . . .

I had taken Monday off as I had to get things done for personal reasons with places that are not usually open on the weekends. Once I got that done I got my winter vehicle out of storage. I have four new winter tires on it and I was thinking I was ready for winter. I just got it barely down the road and noticed the check engine light was on. The brakes also felt off which is irritating since I had the brakes done over a year ago and the car only gets driven for half the year.

A check engine light could mean everything and nothing. Changed the oil, because it was overdue, and topped up the fluids. The check engine light did not come back on. I will keep an eye on that. Made a quick appointment with the shop that did the brakes to take a look.

Over the weekend the company I work for decided to reconfigure some programs to make certain programs run faster and they did an upgrade or two at the same time. Got into work today and found out that yesterday no one had access to anything. IT guy was in today to fix the issues. Once you could get into a file you could not view an attachment. My email set up to view emails was changed, not it is back to how I like it. Hopefully the issues are now fixed as everything seems to work. I have learned in the past that if company programs are going to be updated or the system is going to be upgraded you can be guaranteed that something will go wrong every damn time. The overall goal of all of this was to make the system faster. 

It is slower.


  1. Who computers will destroy, they will first drive mad.

    1. Most days I highly doubt they will take over the world. If they ever organize there will be too many incompatibility errors.

    2. I'm waiting for SkyNet to go active before the end of the year. If the machines aren't ready to make their move, that's on them.

  2. It's a rare day that an "improvement" improves anything.

  3. I have a saying: "The more we rely on technology and computers, the behinder we get..."

  4. I wonder who invented the word 'improvement' because it really isn't most of the time. And I know that sentence doesn't make one bit of sense!! I remember when 'they' (you know...'they' who think they know things) said that computers would mean we wouldn't need so much paper. Hah - 'they' were wrong!