Telework Lessons from Coronavirus

 

So we’re all stuck in the house teleworking because of Coronavirus.


After a number of hours, I hear from my daughter that her laptop stopped working.


Apparently the battery overheated. 


Like a good millennial, what does she do?


She puts it in the refrigerator to cool down.


And sure enough, when she takes it out, it’s working again. 


Next problem of the day is where the VPN circuits are overloaded (too many people trying to login from home).


And when you try to call the help desk, of course all you get is a busy signal. 


We sure are learning a lot during this Coronavirus outbreak. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

“Plastered” On The Metro

Metro

The Washington D.C. area Metro has been so bad this week…

Fires, delays, overcrowding, doors not closing, people screaming, trains being unloaded and taken out of service.

Today, the trains were so packed, this one guy (pictured) was literally “plastered” up against the glass, practically holding on for dear life.

Forget about any air conditioning, with the heat in the city reaching 96 degrees today, one train that I was on actually seemed to have the heat going.

The people were drenched in sweat, fanning themselves, trying to gulp in some air at the station stops, and generally praying the train didn’t get stuck in the tunnel to top it all off.

It is almost unbelievable that this the public transportation in The Capital of the United States of America!

Luckily, I met a friend on the train and at least had some good conversation and laughs to make the otherwise dismal ride go by faster.

This must be the week for crappy transportation for me–what did I do wrong?  😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)