The day started bright and clear. I woke up early, full of energy and took a brisk walk in the sunshine under a clear blue sky alongside the harbour. Truly a gorgeous day. Unfortunately it was so warm I left my jacket and cameraphone in the car and didn’t have my Canon Digital Rebel with me. This meant I couldn’t grab a photo of the gorgeous circular jellyfish floating in the clear water of the harbour as I looked down on it from the end of Oriental Parade. It may have been a moon jellyfish.
I don’t know what the Council have done, but I’m sure the waters of our harbour are cleaner and clearer than they used to be! The sun shone through, right down to the bottom and the jellyfish was just bobbing about.
Then I came home and launched into work — today’s a day for working on CommunityNet Aotearoa in the morning. That’s when the trouble began: I have to use Windows to interact with the Microsoft Content Management System and Windows crashed. Hard. So hard I couldn’t even recover from a backup but had to spend hours finding discs, entering million-digit keys and reinstalling. To be fair, it had crashed earlier in the week, but I’d been able to use a backup to get going again.
So, two or three hours later (including several failed attempts to use backups) I now have Windows running, but without any of the updates. That’ll be a job for later.
It seems I’m not the only one to have had problems.