Some of the readers has been SMSing me again in the past weeks on the reasons for my slow updating of the blog in the past weeks. Is it due to the upcoming holidays or was I too busy closing shop for the year 2008? Nonetheless I have kept myself busy for the past few weeks and I have tonnes of materials to post for Christmas when my computer caught the bug. How it happened I do not know - I am supposed to have the latest antivirus software which is supposed to shield my computer from any latest threats. The technician who came to repair my PC suggested reformating my hardisk but I pleaded with him to find another solution - so he had to take the PC to an ICU (SAINS Centre) in Betong. So here goes for you guys out there especially on the occurrence of flash flood in Sri Aman town last Monday (last week).
When my computer went out I was in deep thought and went to CSI mode (Computer ScrewUps Investigation)
After a several tests it was deduced that the main cause of the crash was one of the 'pendrives' that had been fitted into my PC for one of our on going projects
One of the pendrives which was put in by our participating Committee members was full of viruses which autoruns. Several of the committee members have been raiding my PC with their supposedly safe pendrives and one of it screwed up my PC. Horation and I are still investigating
Lightning Flood in Sri Aman
Most of us in Sri Aman were surprised to see a report on the news (including Borneo Post and Utusan Borneo) that the town had been struck by a flash flood as high as 3 feet on 17 Disember 2008. MySarawak.org news portal also picked the news too.
With these news transmitted Statewide including Radio Sarawak FM, those with relatives outside Sri Aman obviously were worried and kept calling one another including our Resident Office. It was fortunate on that night I managed to move around town to assess the flash flood situation. If not we would have to respond to queries from the Sarawak Disaster Committee Operations Room in Kuching which would tiff us off for not reporting a serious flood event in Sri Aman. Pictorial evidence indicates that the water level was not three feet as reported.
Sri Aman News in the Making
Which is why, on seeing how famous blogs are becoming, I am glad that one Utusan Sarawak (Valentine Ngumbang) has taken into blogging. He covered the Pontianak Tale in his news which was widely read in Sri Aman when the event happened. Though I have informed him I will be guiding him in terms or format and design I will play no part in the news content he intends to publish. I adviced him that he needs to put his own character into. But if there are news that needs our Resident's Office verification he needs to refer to us as not to cause panic or unecessary inconvenience (like the flash flood news).
Case 2 > Reporting is best served if there are proper check on facts.
Looking forward to news on current events in Sri Aman :)
DOn't want to get stranded, and after all.. no point doing the trip, if can't meet the asst resident of Sri Aman and get VIP treatment!! hehehe...