Woooo! Got my computer back and it works, and now makes a noise like a quiet exhalation of air rather than an orc dying slowly of an agonising bowel wound. Got to be a good thing. Five star service from Sony, which has quite bowled me over. Six days between leaving the house and coming back fixed, all data intact, they even cleaned it top to bottom, put a nice letter in there apologising for any upset they’d caused me, included a new cleaning cloth, and all completely free of charge. I feel like a VIP. Damn it, I am a VIP! It’s amazing the low priority a lot of companies seem to put on customer service these days (he says, bitching like a grumpy old man). As a result of this experience I feel more fondly disposed to Sony than I did before the malfunction. By contrast, I will never buy another Dell product as long as I live. Surely that’s worth the relatively small investment in the customer service, one would have thought? Truly, it is a world gone mad…
Anyway, email and other services should now be resumed as normal. You’ve probably all been missing me during the five days since my last post, right? You’ve probably been feeling a sense of aimlessness, emptiness and depression. You’ve probably all been checking your browser every ten minutes to see whether I’d made another post. Fear not. Here is an interview with me run by Aidan over at A dribble of ink. Should clean up those sweaty shivers of withdrawal quick sharp…
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Woooo! Got my computer back and it works, and now makes a noise like a quiet exhalation of air rather than an orc dying slowly of an agonising bowel wound. Got to be a good thing
Either that or the fan isn’t working, the PC will overheat, catch fire and burn down the house…
Oh yee of little faith I hear you say, but my son worked for Pee See Whirled for a couple of weeks and has some pretty scary tales to tell about return to base ‘repairs’
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you, Joe, and a bucket of water handy should you need it 🙂
PS Nice interview btw over at Aidan’s place.
Caught your article on A Game of Thrones in SFX. Is this the beginning of a new, third career for the Abercrombie: cutting-edge SF&F; journalist, forever on the prowl for the big scoop?