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?
Sometimes people complain about the Outback that it’s hard to “get things in” from the Big Smoke. However, we get more of one thing out here in Longreach than in any other place we’ve lived previously … computer viruses and malware/ phantom programs like the one above. Scarcely a day goes past when some hacker somewhere in the world gets through my firewall and plants something, which I then have to track down and terminate.
Which on the face of it is ironic, since Good Old Australia Post still haven’t delivered our one little terrestrial non-digital parcel sent on Oct 16 and which arrived at the Longreach Post Office on October 21. All indications are that they have given up, What do we do now, when they can’t even continue to chase our complaint?
Train customers along the Ballarat line are riding buses again this morning thanks to the Victorian government owned Vline train operator. The scheduled train services are unexpectedly being “replaced” with bus services even though buses were only supposed to run Friday to Sunday — so we Ballan commuters get to start our day grumpy instead of relaxed.
UPDATE: buses continued as “replacements” in the evening. I caught a bus 30 minutes earlier than my normal train but still arrived home at Ballan about 6pm proving that the bus is nowhere near a “replacement” … it’s a poor substitute.