Participants of CCourses saved the life of an innocent computer this afternoon. Its existence hung on a power thread after a frustrated blogger started issuing death-threats.
The computer was unable to syndicate his blog on a website http://connectedcourses.net/ which led to the unbalanced blogger showing signs of aggression.
Fortunately for the computer, the blogger was connected to Twitter and sent out a desperate message to the world for help. He was astonished at the hasty reply of a completely unknown (to him) CCourses community member David Hale (@_daveh70) who immediately offered first aid and calmly assessed the situation.
After a quick diagnosis via the social network, the RSS code for the blog's syndication was found to be faulty.
David quickly asked for specialist assistance from fire-fighter Alan Levine alias @cogdog who came over in a jiffy to fix the puncutation.
In no time the blog was up and running on the Connected Course website.
Phew...That was a darn close thing!
Just goes to show ladies and gentlemen that there is no need to take hasty permanent solutions to tiny temporary problems.
Just get out a line for help, there's some really great, people out there to help you over a bad moment.
We went back to ask the computer for comment after its lucky escape. Unfortunately, it was taken up with processing another blog post for those Great #ccourse guys!
It did however accept to a quick snapshot for you our readers!
Let this be a lesson guys.
When you are stuck in a moment, never stay silent, just send out a message for help - a computer's life could depend on it.
Stay connected guys, listen out for others in peril, you never know when that computer could be needing a helping hand.
Hurrah for David Hale!
Hurrah for Alan Levine!
Here's to you guys!
You just saved a poor PC's life!