Saturday 9 March 2019

CoHi and WiFi

Last Monday, a Scottish Government 'Convention of the Highlands and Islands' was held in Orkney. The venue was a church in Kirkwall, and although the building did have a WiFi connection, it was deemed not sufficient for 60+ delegates trying to fact check each other on Google, upload photos of their lunches to various social media platforms, checking on the predicted wind speed for takeoff during the return flight to the mainland, or consulting with a higher power (Mark Zuckerberg / God / other deity of choice [delete as applicable]).

Yours truly was summoned to provide loads more Mbumps (wifely technical term), with the only proviso being that I couldn't drill any holes in the building.

The East Kirk (before)

Technical solution for 'no holes'

The East Kirk (after)
My contribution to the set up was discreetly hidden behind a tablecloth in an alcove


Spadger said...

OMG that was so sooo funny. You've made me snigger lots - Thank you.

So, you couldn't drill holes in the building? But I assume they said nothing about a cold chisel and lump hammer to make holes? Lol!

Learned this recently from someone who came out to rejoin a group of us who were having a meal. They arrived just in time for pudding and before they left home, the wife (my indirect boss three level up) had apparently told them they were 'not to have any more beer'. They followed said instructions implicitly, and stuck to a couple of glasses of wine followed two or three glasses of malt whiskey!

Imperfect and Tense said...

JD, all I can say is that there's following the letter of the law and there's following the spirit of the law. Your colleague seems to have done both.

Spadger said...


Just seen on news that FIBO went up in flames. Luckily my friend and family are safe. I messaged him via FB then texted. Got a quick text reply.

Imperfect and Tense said...

Aye, sad news about the Bird Obs, but as you say, a huge relief that no-one was hurt.

Sian said...

Thanks for the chuckle!

Imperfect and Tense said...

Sian, you are very welcome!