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>TDC, you helped me!

>Lewis Hine, 1920. Power house mechanic working...Image via WikipediaIT IS ALWAYS good to have an unusual problem.

It makes people curious. Doctors wonder why you have green spots on your neck, mechanics why your car makes that knocking sound when they’ve looked at it three times now, my wife when I put on a particular shirt.

TDC couldn’t for the life of them figure out why my home internet was on the fritz. New cables and routers couldn’t fix it. Multiple pings got no answer. They got really interested. It was like being a freak. All manner of folk called me. Just before they conceded defeat and sent out an engineer (clearly an admission of failure in our wired world), one rasping tech-head (named Henning) felt sure he could nail the problem given a bit more time. He begged a day. I gave it to him.

He fixed it. Just gave me a new IP address. Bang-flash, I’m back online. I don’t know what they problem was, or whether they knew.

So the next time you have a problem, and if no-one else can help (and if you can find them… no!), make sure it’s something weird. It gets the best customer service.

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>Today I took a step towards integration

>As of 2003, a Big Mac cost almost one Quarter less in Canada.Image via WikipediaA MOMENT of minor madness that surprised me saw the on-the-spot purchase of peas during my lunch break. Danes love peas. They eat them straight from the pod, bag upon bag of them. Parents give them to their kids here in the same way that parents in the UK placate their raging offspring with Big Macs (at least, that’s how I remember it).

So, for the princely sum of 20 dkk, which is about 20 British pence, I bought this cup for my afternoon snack.

I am eating them as I write this. See their green, fresh goodness. Enjoy the satisfying pop somewhat akin to squeezing a bulbous polyp of acne, as you burst the pod and break the still tethered peas from their umbilical cords. Yes, fresh, health vegetables.

They taste disgusting.

But I am still eating them.

Is this their power?

They are growing on me.

Help. What shall I do?

Next I’ll be eating carrots after lunch like my Danish colleagues – apparently they are an excellent, natural teeth-cleaner.

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