The Norway Vote – What really happened Â« Topic Maps and All That:
“So this one bureaucrat, a man who by his own admission had no understanding of the technical issues, had chosen to ignore the advice of his Chairman, of 80% of his technical experts, and of 100% of the K185 old-timers. For the Chairman, only one course of action was possible.
(Via Topic Maps and All That.)
I flooded my dive watch the other day, my fault, the crown was not screwed down properly, so it went into Citizen for repair.
I was originally quoted a fairly high repair cost, but lets face it, with sea water inside for a week before they got it, virtually all the guts would have to be replaced.
But, as some know, this is my ‘wedding’ watch which I received instead of a ring many years ago, so I have always had it repaired if anything went wrong.
When talking to the very nice person at Citizen, she said, ‘well, that price seems quite high, lets see what we can do about that.’ She came back with a quote about half of what the original was. I was happy.
Then, there was a delay because they needed some parts from Hong Kong. When they came, they were different to the original, silver instead of gold. So Citizen has offered to replace it with a new model for the repair cost! I will get a similar model.
I am very pleased with the way Citizen has handled this, they could have quite easily said the watch was not repairable and left it at that. I am glad to see good service still exists somewhere, and I will always recommend Citizen because of the way the handled this.
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Saturday Cas organised a dive out to North Morton and:
- Mark Wellard
- Devin Tu
- Alan Tordoir
- Cas Simons
- John Holmes
- Rob Pesch
and myself made it out to China Wall and had a great dive there, awesome vis (could see the bottom (30M) from the surface!). Saw both arches, the key hole etc. There was a 1.7M swell on top, which made the wait on top a bit uncomfortable!
We then headed to Flinders for a second dive and saw lots of Turtles and wrasse and flutemouths.
Unfortunately Justin Grimm-GreenBlatt could not make it as some nutter tried to mug him on the green bridge and he was waiting for the cops! I understand that Justin is OK, but I guess he has a story of his own to tell now!
Thanks to Cas for organising, and remember, if you want to go for a dive, ORGANISE ONE!!! There could have been a trip out today (sunday) too, as conditions were suposed to be even better!
Some photos here:
This is good, now if we can just get the rest of the world to follow her lead…
Schneier on Security: Overestimating Threats Against Children
If you have not seen it before, check out the graphic mentioned at the end: