Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. So in between getting things settled up for Christmas, and taking Jess (samari76) out for her birthday, I’ve had a bit of an opportunity to do some technological geeking. I’ve […]
Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. They shut down the Ottawa office at the end of June, and now in its latest attempt at saving money, Dell’s asking the employees that are still there if they […]
Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Just checking out a nifty little client I found for the linux console. If this thing works, I won’t need to rely on LJ’s web interface while at the parentals’. […]
Because all my content is in the *other* post. ***************** If you can’t get to this or that website over the next couple days, you probably won’t be too far wrong if you blame Sprint. Apparently, because of some pending lidigation, it’s decided to cut connections to Cogent, who’s pretty much one of like 2 […]
I’ve been up for just over an hour, give or take. So far as I know I have absolutely nothing whatsoever planned for today, though considering this is me we’re talking about, that could change in like 5 minutes. So, content is nill. Pointless links incoming. ***************** Only in America can the presidential race come […]
Jessica’s bus ended up finally getting going again at a bit after 7 or so, so she was able to make a later connection. Unfortunately, it means I’m now at my place waiting for her bus to be in town so I can meet her, but at least she’s still not stuck at ye ‘ole […]
We packed up and headed in to Ottawa on Monday as planned, for the interview. It lasted a whole… 20, maybe 25 minutes. They basicly had me tell them exactly what I did for my time with Dell, how much I made, and how much I’d be willing to work for. Then they told me […]
But I really don’t want to. Two reasons. This, and this, referenced in the previous link. Who’d of thunk, Microsloth actually has a sense of humor.
That spending the afternoon yesterday going out for coffee with my aunt and one of my cousins didn’t happen. Neither did the going to their place for supper after. Because, y’know, I just don’t dare do such things. My poor hockey team also didn’t just roll over and play dead for half last night’s game, […]
This is just absolute classic. And the reason I hang out in techsupport. Warning: extremely geekish technical terminology involved. If you read and do not understand, you have been sufficiently warned. Michelle (Sheyrena), you’d probably get more appreciation out of it than most. If only because you’re probably one of the few on my flist […]
How many IT people have threatened to do this? Lord knows I would have if they gave me that kind of access. Every IT person’s ideal revenge is right there. Just goes to show you, your tech support person can be your best friend, or your worst nightmare. Do *not* piss him off.
A sign of just how eventful my week’s been; this is pretty much the only thing of any real significance, since I’m still waiting on things like, you know, job applications to come to fruition (I’ll post more on that tomorrow, or later on tonight). I did my usual thing of late, that being staying […]
I gotta give Microsoft credit. Nothing quite like reinstalling windows for 3 separate customers to make 3/4 the day go by like nobody’s business. Say, can somebody with a Dell call in to have Vista’s SP1 installed, then bitch up a fuss until they get referred specificly to me? I wanna go home on time. […]
A computer manufacturing company who expects me to do tech support for them is apparently unable to stick a computer in front of me that’s capable of opening a whole lot more than the number of windows necessary to complete the tasks asociated with this job, who’s days are both numbered and decreasing. The system’s […]
Shit, Microsoft, it’s dead already. Let it go. You’re releasing fucking Windows 7 in like a year anyway. PS: Sometimes, I love this job.
I could have paid $1000 less for this and not had to go find XP compatible drivers for my beast of a machine currently sitting in my living room? And yet I did it the hard way anyway? … Yes, I am ubergeek. But we knew this already. ***************** Canada’s job bank is tempting me […]
IE went sideways. Again. It’s days like this when I wish the great firewall of Dell played nice nice with Firefox. Oh yeah, and IE crashed hard enough to take out all my links, and the site I was pulling those links from, but the company tools that need IE stayed up. What kinda twisted […]
So the last couple days, for whatever reason, the topic of people’s entitlement issues, be they disabled or otherwise, came up in conversations that were had with samari76. Reasons they should not be had on such a frequent basis: I got the ultimate entitlement call this morning. Warning: technical terminology follows. I am not defining […]
Windows Vista does hurty things to my head. That is all.
I’d go buy me one of these. Hardcore geeks, please try not to cream yourselves.
this courtesy silly-singer. The Mac voice demonstration is actually fairly well done… kinda sounds like some of the speech options available in JAWS for Windows, the screenreader I use on this machine and the one at work. Now if I could find a demo of it actually in use, and not just reading something in […]
An update Microsoft released to allow vista to actually run properly (note: says nothing about it actually *recognizing*) on a system that has more than 3 GB of RAM… requires that you have less than 3 GB of RAM to install said update, otherwise it falls over and dies. Oh, the sweet, sweet irony. Microsoft, […]
Of course if they were to stumble across this I could feel somewhat important before they drop the hammer. If there is the slightest bit of inner geek in you, and you like to actually mess around with the internal workings of a machine, this is a bad idea. Desktop PC with notebook components. And […]