Monday, 4 February 2013
Steven Spielberg, the Watkins Rapier 44 and the Password
The Ghost Writer spent the day in the grey office looking at computers and fixing the odd network problem and getting confused by people using the computers, who he says can be a bit stressful. After all the easy bit is pressing the on off button then OK yes remembering a password can have its moments. Someone telling you that they were sure that their password was some man that once played tennis at Wimbledon (or was it a woman), Ooooo no hang on it might have been that golf player, the one who used to play golf . . . . . might be vaguely useful as a way of passing the time but it will not get them onto the network. And then once on the network an array of icons apparently for some of the users is like a rabbit being caught in the headlights of a huge truck, but then as he says they are novices and have only been using the network for several years now, and it will be fine once they get the hang of it….
Unlike the Ghost Writer who has the mind of a bitter and twisted grumpy and cynical old cowboy IT Guru I have the mind of a young nimble, (the worlds my oyster) enthusiastic young nimble person still convinced the very nice Steven Spielberg will be on the phone any day saying things like I read that manuscript your agent super glued to my dog and my lawyer will be suing in the morning, no hang on that was my last agent I had to find another after his methods got a bit extreme. Esmeralda says she is happy to act as my agent but I feel that would only end in tears and it would be a shame to see the very nice Mr Spielberg crying.
It has been a quite day well up to about 5.30pm when the weather changed and winter has arrived again and is snapping at our toes with wind and rain. I should not discuss weather but really this is getting silly…….
I think I will go and get my old Watkins Rapier 44 out, and cheer up the cats with some feedback. By the way that saying The Worlds My Oyster is that because we are all in a squidgy mass trapped in a shell and will all be boiled in a big pan.