Finally nothing would work from the desktop. Restore - ineffective; virus protection - nothing untoward. Even fbb's genius No 3 son could not sort it out remotely. For a week now the blog production has been in "safe mode".
And now the PTE's web site throws a wobbly.
The computer SWAT team is on its way and today, Tuesday, a complete rebuild is planned.
If no blog appears for a day or two you will know that it, too, failed.
So, a few arbitrary bits and pieces to replace today's messed-up offering!
There is a disappointing map with no route numbers. Why not? Is Devon County trying to economise by producing a leaflet that won't age. If so why print April 2015 on the front?
There is a panel of operators' logos ...
Stagecoach are accepting the ticket on the whole of their network, even over the border to Saltash, Bude, Taunton and Lyme Regis but NOT on the South West Falcon coaches, even within Devon.
But which operator of buses in Devon is missing?
Is there not a half-bit minor company operating between Lyme Regis and Exeter in competition with Stagecoach? And does not the same outfit run between Axminster and Lyme Regis and between Axminster and Taunton?
If only fbb could remember the company name? fbb predicts "trouble at 't'mill" when Mrs Miggins, enjoying her holiday in Lyme, tries to board an X52 back from Exeter. If Stagecoach is prepared to accept the Devon Day ticket for cross border routes, you would have thought that this other lot would want to.
And talking of printed publicity ...
GoTimetable Seaton flyers are now available at Seaton Tourist Information shelf, a poor replacement withing Seaton Jurassic for the former well-stocked office which was demolished to make way for the "attraction" More about this downgrade in a future blog. Also holding the leaflets is Seaton's main newsagent, W H Smith Local whoase owner Marcus is a town councillor.
So they are in the Council Office foyer as well.
With the usual apologies for poor blogging, fbb hopes to be back to normal tomorrow.