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More Phone Woes

Katze mit dem Sturmgewehr

what ah feels like...

Now it was my Blackberry Storm. A: The car charger end crapped out. I don’t know what friggin’ douche thought of the mini-USB cord, but they need to have a cattle prod applied to their nether regions. Oh well, under warranty, so back it will go. Also, the Storm has this REALLY annoying dropped call sound–I asked (after dicking around through 5 menus to get a human) how to change it, only to be told I can’t. Aarrrrrgggghhhhh! Gottverdamterscheißerei!!! Wankers… Dammit. Every time I get that damned thing going off in my ear, I want to:

  1. Pitch the damned phone out the window and…
  2. PUNCH someone right in the face. Instant Postal-Type RAGE!

Didn’t get to go to AT&T tonite as I got back way late as I had to go out further to meet my truck as he had a breakdown. Then I find my pick up needs MORE parts. And when I get home, the damned AVG virus thing has blocked one of my websites. So… I go to, the support place for that stuff and… THEY’VE closed it. SO HAPPY I switched to tinyportal from joomla. FRAK! I KNEW I should have paid someone to fix joomla for me. Damn, DAMN and Quadruple DAMMIT! No friggin’ what? I sure wish pot were legal.

I am too cranky to even write…


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Still Trying on the iPhone


So, today, I spent well over an hour on the pone with at least 3 people from AT&T and 2 from Apple. These people were all very nice and very helpful—quite unlike what I experienced the other night. Still, the iPhone is not hooked to my work account. There is great hope hat it will be tomorrow eve as they have to get me a “virgin” sim card. Back tot he corporate store w/ orders to talk to no one except the manager. Let’s just hope the a-hole I encountered before was not the manager.

Before anyone thinks I’m rich or something, this phone was given to me by a friend. It’s for my work phone, so that’s different. Anyway, it IS neat–I hope Verizon gets them soon—it’s been rumoured for years, but they are saying around/after Christmas. Cool!


DAMN, it was hot today, I damn near passed out while out today. Still kinda sick and dizzy feeling. I’m sorry, but when it gets this hot and humid, really, all I care about is being inside in the A/C. Of course, I, like everyone else, will whine this next winter in the snow.


Took the new oil pan over to shop. It matches. When they have time, it’ll go on and I will have me truck back. Comfy, working A/C, yaaaay!

Tired, late at night, so much I WISH to blog, but just too tired and office too hot.


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AT&T: Trying to Piss YOU Off!


Brad's pissed too.Okay, so why do I say that? Well, for one thing, my company mostly uses AT&T phones… used to be Cingular, but after the merger, it’s AT&T. They have service in FAR fewer places than my Verizon phones do, but really, that is not enough for me to blog about it… Oh nooooo, this is about their customer support people. I have been trying to add this iPhone to my account for at least a week–our phone person talked to them, I talked to our rep w/ AT&T. Cool! Nice guy. He told me I could take it to any AT&T store and they could activate it as I was (and still AM) having trouble doing it w/ iTunes. So anyway, I beebop into one of the local stores the other night after work… after dicking w/ the phone for a while, the second girl there (no one else in the store mind you) says “Oh, we don’t sell iPhone here, so we can’t activate it. You need to go to the “corporate store” in Chambersburg Mall.” Now, I have been there before–when I had a warranty replacement on my VU (no, I did NOT order this phone, it’s a bit shallow for me)… anyway, while there, I asked this kid helping me to transfer my contacts over… something simple. First he argues w/ me, then manages to lose ALL OF THEM >:-O I hate punk kids. So, last evening, I get off work, drive to the mall and go into the “corporate store” whereupon I am “captured” by some semi-rude worker or “associate” or whatever dumb name they have for their sales staff. This guy, when I tell him I need to activate my older iPhone (a 2g) proceeds to give me some lame story about how he can only do this if I buy a NEW phone. This is BULLSHIT as it uses the same cable and they connect to  the ‘Net there–he just doesn’t wish to deal w/ someone not buying something NEW.  I left more pissed at AT&T than ever before. Oh yes, they’ve now switched my sim cards and account stuff, but the iPhone doesn’t work. So, hence, my WORK PHONE does not work. Does this fat idiot really believe that by telling me this, that I will then go and buy a NEW Apple 4g phone from him, one that has such bad reviews that its recall is rumored very day?! DUMBASS! AT&T needs to fire him, but hey, what do I know?

Am I Being Fair?

I like Verizon best!Is it fair of me to blog this? Yeah, actually it is. My personal phone, which I already said is on Verizon, has AWESOME customer support. AWESOME! They give the impression that they care and if I ask something, they try and move mountains to do it. In the 5 years I have had a Verizon phone, I have had one a-hole customer support guy and when I called back, they apologized and I NEVER had that again. Wonderful. Awesome. Nice! I cannot recommend Verizon enough. Now, contrast this w/ my experiences w/ AT&T… our company rep, he’s great! Nice guy and I am sure he can (and will) help me. Store people… either young punks w/out a clue or older assholes who can’t be bothered to help someone not buying a NEW product. I think that AT&T needs to get their shit together. Hire good people in your stores. Make things easier. Don’t accuse your customers of trying to cheat you (like when the VU’s screen crapped out).  I’ve had Verizon phones crap out and they PROMPTLY and happily give me a new one. Guess which one I will continue to recommend?!

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A Productive weekend fo’ me!


First, I had traded a Zelt to a Kamerad for a 300 GB hard drive for my computer… it was a small chore to put in, involving ghosting the old drive (a 80GB which was bursting at the seams) and a few phone calls to said computer Kamerad! When the ghosting was done (it took a couple hours), I then went and installed the HD in the box. Fun stuff–I need to break down and buy a computer tool kit as much as I am into this crap. Eventually, it fired up (after I found the wire I’d knocked loose and plugged it back into the video card) and I was off. DAMN, it is FAST. Way faster than when new… WAY FASTER. Of course, it helps that it now has 2GB of Ram in it. I shouldn’t say this, but this computer is an 8 year old eMachines T2080 and with this update it is still rocking along. Fast! Yaaaaay!

Once I was going, I decided to do something productive, I click the icon for InDesign and lo, it tells me “Hey fat bastard, you moved to a new hard drive or computer and in order to make sure you’re not some pirate scum (“Arrrgh!“, says I!), you must re-activate this program.” Frak! That ended up meaning a lot of work and such. Oh well, after a while, I was back up AND had installed the Office XP I had bought from Chris this last Fall and hadn’t had the room then to install it. Woohoo! Fast, lots of room; a pleasure to work upon! Coolneß! So, I even let the damned thing do all the Microsoft updates I’d been holding off on. Including IE8 (it keeps telling me to restart, but I haven’t had time today, been busy).

Work Done

So, today I have worked on 3 sites. The first is for my friends at K&D Repair… I had a major fight w/ GoLive in that it kept messing things up. I finally got the “poison pill” out and it’s working. Gave it a new look, added some rollover effects and some real good directions, etc. Added weather info just now for S&G. Next was the finish-up and hand-over on a Rockhounding Club site: I finished it a while back, but their web person (a friend of mine) needed some help setting up his part. He’s a good Jedi Padawan. Last, I did some work on a Roman-period craftsman’s site… this one is MUCH harder, as he wishes it to look just right to showcase his work. He’s done masterful things in photoshop, the trick is to make it all work on the web. We’ll get it there. The framework and structure of a website is the most important thing, followed by the “feel” of it and then details.

Hot in Here!

Damn, it’s hot in my office. The ding-dong who designed these places messed up the ducting or something–the back two rooms are SWELTERING in the summer on all of them. I like these places and I AM going to do something w/ the ducting; a fan in there perhaps.

A damned funny t-shirt I saw

Actually, there were three of them… You should get one. I never thought I’d wear a shirt with Hillary Clinton on it… this site is at

Here are some of the pix of these shirts… DAMNED FUNNY! I want them all!!

Miss me yet?Oh yeah we do!!

Then this one of the best President we had in my lifetime!

There you go again!

Ronald Reagan, oh how we miss you!

And, well, one of my lesser-favs in politics, but she was right!

I Tried to Tell You

Hillary was RIGHT!? Damn!!

So there, I have posted some. I need to post more and all, but am too tired when I get home. I need a new desk chair as mine is wasted and hurts my back. 🙁 What I’d REALLY like is one of those tape recorders that will export to text, so when I am driving and have one of those thought processes that I want to blog, I can remember it. I miss a lot that way (part of it is laziness!!). So anyway, w/ fond adieu….


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Wow! A whole month…


SO what’s been going on? Stuff–new truck has hole rusted in oil pan. Nice, right when it is stifling hot.

Tired. Real tired and my ear is hurting, no, not  a earache, this is on the outside and also under my ear.  Tip of ear itches, rest is normal and back of ear hurts?!? Neck very sensitive ounder ear also.

Anyway, got a new Hard drive in a trade w/ a Kamerad. Of course, when I ghosted the drives, a number of softwares didn’t work as their security thinks I installed the min a new computer. So tired! Wish my office chair didn’t suck so bad and kill my back and ass. I need a nice ergonomic one.