Two bizarre events which require explanation

  1. A few weeks ago, I reported a software bug to Bank of America. Their alert system was properly notifying me when my credit card was used overseas, but the amounts in the alert email were multiplied by 100. This caused a seizure the first time, but after I got it, I called them. A nice smart person said she’d forward it to Engineering. Last week the bug was fixed.
  2. Today, my T-Mobile Sidekick decided it was a brick instead of a phone, and refused either to see my SIM card or to see the network. I called up T-Mobile. “Joe” answered on the second ring and told me I needed Sidekick Tech Support. I punched in my phone number and hung up. Five minutes later they called, and the nice smart tech walked me through resetting my radio firmware. In a total of 15 minutes the phone was totally fixed.

Is this an El NiƱo year or something?

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR.
NO. CNTL ORANGE COUNTY IN SW CA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF.YORBA LINDA.PLACENTIA.LA HABRA.
FULLERTON.BREA.ANAHEIM

* UNTIL 215 PM PDT

* AT 115 PM PDT.NATL WEATHER SVC DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DIME SIZE HAIL.AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
YORBA LINDA.& MOVING NW AT 45 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR.
LA HABRA BY 130 PM PDT

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL & DAMAGING WINDS.CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.
REMEMBER.IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER.YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.