Posted by on 21 Apr 2010 in Hardware | 3 comments

Or “Things you don’t want to see when tracking the delivery of your shiny new toy”

Location Date Local Time Description
KOELN (COLOGNE), DE 04/18/2010 3:20 P.M. PACKAGE DATA PROCESSED BY BROKERAGE. WAITING FOR CLEARANCE / RELEASED BY CLEARING AGENCY. NOW IN-TRANSIT FOR DELIVERY
SHANGHAI, CN 04/18/2010 5:55 A.M. NATURAL DISASTER
04/18/2010 5:21 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
KOELN (COLOGNE), DE 04/17/2010 2:45 P.M. PACKAGE DATA PROCESSED BY BROKERAGE. WAITING FOR CLEARANCE
SHANGHAI, CN 04/17/2010 7:35 P.M. EXPORT SCAN
SHANGHAI, CN 04/16/2010 12:10 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
CN 04/16/2010 5:45 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

I was slightly taken aback when I saw “Natural Disaster” on there. Who would have thought that ash cloud would have a noticeable effect [on me]?