Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Cybergirl; an Introduction from an Intrepid web explorer...



So I am Cybergirl, your intrepid web explorer! Extremely excited to be joining The GWG as a regular contributor. As the (quite frightening) reality is that I spend 90% of my life online, in pursuit of one unerring mission/obsession – using the world wide web as created by genius Sir Tim Berners Lee, to facilitate your quality of life. That’s it – that’s what it’s all about. Because otherwise what on earth is the Internet there for? Indeed. So here I am ready and willing to bring you the hottest tips, the newest apps mixed with a bit of veritable life experience…

This week the issue burning a hole in the back of my mind is BURGLARS. Now London is choc full of them, and Cybergirl pretty much thought she was immune; not so - see  it was three am in the morning, I was lying in bed, calmly dreaming of sheep, men on horseback, gazelles with wings, when there was a HUGE clatter coming from the living room. I turned to ‘the date’ (he’ll reappear at regular intervals; hence the pseudonym) and mumbled ‘go back to sleep, it’s just the cat...’

Ok I thought, it’s a bit loud even for the cat. ‘The date’ rushed out of bed like Clark Kent after a power nap, to confront the catburglar who had clambered like Spiderman over the railings and was in the process of yanking my beautiful 27 inch 2011 IMac through my living room window…

MY  beautiful glorious 2011 IMAC NOOOOOOO…..

The sheer audacity – the burglar had even switched the light on. In the space it took ‘the date’ to get from the bedroom to the living room (all of about five seconds) Spiderman had somehow managed to jump three metres (IMac in hand) to the pavement. On spotting ‘the date’ however he freaked, (‘the date’ was naked to be fair) he then dropped the Mac (which shattered onto the pavement floor) and then proceeded to flee, sadly never to be seen again…

Now what is the point of this little anecdote (apart from the fact that ‘the date’ is definitely a keeper?) well, the burglar – despite being clearly identified was never caught. But what the very amenable sergent (who turned up in seconds amongst a huge team of plain clothed officers) informed me is that had I registered my IMac and all my other electrical products on the Immobilise website (serial numbers et al), anytime someone of dubious intent is searched any property in their possession can be scanned against property registered on the website and boom – convictions aplenty!

Even better the stolen property can then be returned to you. Because did you know ladies and gentlemen, if an item is stolen and isn’t registered there aint NO WAY the police can trace you – so bar you turning up to an auction advertised in one of those grainy adverts in Metro, the chances of your beloved item being returned to you are beyond slim.

So what is the moral of the story? USE THE WEB; use every possible resource at your fingertips in the fight against crime. There it is; my tip of the week. If you do on thing this week, register your serial numbers… I implore you. This is Cybergirl, you intrepid caped crusader signing off. Till next week…

2 comments:

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