Need we say more? A grab from today’s ABC News 24 bulletin shows the hilarious superimposition of a screen graphic over the wannabe president’s lectern. My, oh my, the Conservatives are going to have a meltdown!
It appears rear-ended-ness is coming back into fashion with computer programmers too. Here’s an error message we collected yesterday from a scanner program gone wrong …
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We have entrusted all our personal and business communication needs into the hands of Australia’s largest telecommunications provider and this is today’s encouraging message. Wish us luck and we hope to see you “on the other side”.
Here’s a few pars of what we received this morning — note the accent on NSW and Victoria … never mind those of us who live elsewhere:
For further information, please contact:
National Media Line
03 9106 6666
10 November 2014
Australia Post today officially opened its upgraded Sydney Parcel Facility, part of a $2 billion investment in capability across the country that will dramatically increase capacity in time for the Christmas rush.
The upgrade to the Chullora facility includes state-of-the-art equipment and technology that will double processing capacity, improve reliability, provide greater tracking and bolster employee safety.
A similar makeover at Australia Post’s Melbourne Parcel Facility at Sunshine West, will be unveiled later this week, meaning businesses and consumers will benefit from a doubling of capacity and significant capability uplift in Australia’s two biggest markets.
Australia Post Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Fahour, said the world-class expansion of Sydney Parcel Facility was one of several key proof-points demonstrating Australia Post’s commitment to meeting the changing needs of customers.
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“Each and every parcel that enters our network in New South Wales and Victoria will benefit from the extensive upgrade and investment we have made to our truly world-class parcel service in advance of the peak Christmas period.
“Last year we processed record parcel volumes over Christmas and we expect to do so again this year as more Australians shop online and rely on Australia Post to deliver their Christmas gifts. Residents, businesses and consumers can rest assured that we are ready and raring to go this Christmas,” added Mr Fahour.
Yep, he’s right … Christmas is coming and parcels will be at the forefront of our collective minds, won’t they?
Meanwhile we’ve received other mail concerning our disappearing parcel … here’s a new service which the owner says is trying to solve the problem of lost parcels … http://www.whereismyparcel.com … and one of our LinkedIn friends shared this news article from The Australian … if you can’t read it, it refers to the new parcel company Sendle.com which claims to be “post without the office”.
I can’t wait.
News from Australia Post yesterday … our parcel disappeared on October 21; it’s now November 9 and they have just launched an investigation. What if the parcel was “really important” … more than a (mere) birthday present? We are now hearing stories that many many parcels sent with Australia Post have gone missing. Is this a Titanic iceberg?