Had to skip a day’s online commentary, as my Android handset developed a sudden battery hemorrhage. Switching off, then dropping about 30% battery in a couple of minutes. Most disconcerting. Insert image of doornail.

Thusly, I spent my time on the laptop searching out possible causes for that. For your info, it is likeliest Google Play Services getting stuck in some sort of loop. Tries to do something repeatedly for some unknown and unpredictable reason, or something…

One of those ‘one of those things’ things. Yeah. Apparently a reboot usually fixes the problem, which will surprise no one familiar with the tech support classic “Have you tried switching it off then on again?” How far we’ve come.

 The device seems to have been ok today, so there you go. [FX: Sound of melting diodes]