How are you doing this week? Are you sick of the lightning and risk of damaged equipment? I hope you at least have some decent surge protectors (not just power strips).
Comcast Business Class
I had a very good experience recently with a client that had Comcast Business Class Internet. A modem was destroyed by lightning and they came out to replace it within a couple hours. I don’t know if it is still their policy, but I read once that on business days, they make it a point to come out within 4 hours. If you have a business (even at home) or work from home and need that kind of reliability, you too can get Comcast business level service. FYI, it costs more and a contract is usually required.
Faith Restored in the Mac
I helped a client recently who had the unfortunate experience of a hacked email account (which I had seen before), but with all of the emails deleted. Tragic! Fortunately, this client had a Mac and had been using the Apple Mail app. My client had also been using an external hard drive with Time Machine (built into the macOS) to back up the computer. I was able to restore years worth of Inbox and Sent messages. Apple Mail and Time Machine are a great combo for archival purposes.
I don’t talk about it too much in this newsletter, but I have a completely separate e-mailing each each week where I talk about the joys of watch collecting. It’s called “Watch Out”. E-mail me to sign up. My goal for the summer was to find a summer watch. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money so I decided to modify an existing watch. I took my blue Casio Duro (IMHO the best large watch under $75 – Amazon link https://amzn.to/3BCfqRX), and put a lively orange rubber strap on it, also from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Quality-Waterproof-Silicone-Release/dp/B07XPFDHK5/).
Song of the Week: Lightning Crashes
In the early morning hours of Sunday 7/18, I saw the worst lightning storm of my life. Many of you have shared the same. It seemed that every few minutes I would look out a different window of my house and see blue almost down to ground level. It was scary. Although this song is about metaphorical lightning it is the only song I know about the topic. Its intensity fits the bill. If you don’t remember the band Live, they are a great example of 1990s modern rock. https://youtu.be/7uNdUi0Yf1Q