It's All Chinese To Me

 At least it was yesterday on my laptop.  When I switched on to catch up on email messages etc I noticed that some of the taskbar icons were displaying Chinese characters.  When I opened a new tab on Internet Explorer, a Chinese Home Page opened up.

I was unable to view any videos from the BBC and ITV web pages as I was told the programmes were not available in my location.  A few other glitches on Blogger and other applications made me frustrated so I switched off and left everything.

At around 3 a.m. I suddenly remembered that last week Manx Telecom posted on social media that they were changing the WiFi system in our area on Tuesday night and that we would need to reboot our routers on Wednesday, which I had forgotten to do. I got up and fumbled around in the dark to switch it off.  I switched it back on again before breakfast this morning and it seems that I am no longer in China.

Good news!


21 comments:

  1. That was weird! Thank goodness you remembered to reboot. It creeps me out when something like that happens because I imagine someone out there is taking control of my computer! Paranoid a bit, I guess! :)

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  2. Haha !!! What we have to do , technology - wise nowadays ….. when we were in our twenties, we couldn’t have imagined the world we live in now ! ( but then that’s the same for every generation ! ) I’m waffling on a bit …. I’m clearer when I talk about food & drink !!! XXXX

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    1. I used to work with technology but it has left me way behind! XXX

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  3. Doesn't it make you wonder tho why the default setting was China ..... wooo wooo wooo

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  4. Just a taste of what things will be like when President Xi Jinping takes over the world. And you'll only be allowed to play video games for half an hour on weekend evenings and will no longer be able to follow celebrity culture.

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    1. I thought he had already taken over the world?

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  5. That happening to me would completely throw me.

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  6. With the current economic melt down on the verge of happening in China and the Aukus defence agreement Xi is unlikely to take over the world, apart from Europe (excluding Britain thank goodness and of course) who still have a China agreement in place to take over the next generation of mobile technology.

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    1. I claim no extensive knowledge but it just feels that everywhere we look these days, China is involved to some extent.

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  7. Your blog is like a Chinese meal JayCee. An hour later I want some more. How did we live before the Internet?

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    1. Well, I hope I didn't give you indigestion Dave!

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  8. How very bizarre. I do remember that I used to follow a blog that suddenly became 'Indonesian'.

    p.s. I agree with your reply to YP.

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  9. With all the advances in technology, “turn it off and turn it back on” remains one of the most reliable remedies!

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  10. Whew! I thought for a minute you'd been hacked and would disappear - or reappear speaking fluent Mandarin...
    xx

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