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Science & Technology / Re: Endless Complaining
« Last post by random axe on Yesterday at 04:28:29 PM »
SO, OK, our phones have been a source of tragedy.  Here's Teh Basics:

- Phones ancient and crappy. 

- For a long time, tell bossman, "We should just have cellular phones, online credit card processing through cell phone gadget, plain old DSL."  Him very scared of this new-fashioned nonsense.

- Unhelpful employee of days past signed us up for TWO scammy 'phone service' plans (Birch and Windstream) that apparently just sit between us and AT&T, charge a lot extra, and want like $200 per phone if we opt out of the contracts.  Ha ha!  I tell the boss, "Look, she had no authority to sign you up for anything.  Call these companies and tell them to pound sand."  No, he feels he can't do that.

- AT&T says, "We're going to update your service!"  The Good:  They'll get rid of scammy services for us and make termination fees go away.  The Bad (sorta):  Old phones will no longer work.  Which we found out after the new service had been activated.

- I had to buy new phones, myself.  We went cordless, which is like halfway to cell, right?  RIGHT?  At least now we can walk down an aisle and tell a customer if we have a book or not.  Except the new phones plug into the router, and the router has to be upstairs, and the cordless signal has trouble getting through the ceiling.  :eyeroll:

Moving this equipment is evil and non-trivial, but we'll see.  Maybe we can switch to a VOIP system, since I already ran Ethernet cable down to the first floor.

- I put up notice on website saying "Our phones are temporarily messed up."  Took that down yesterday, after everything seemed to be working.

- Early this morning, an AT&T tech disconnected our service by mistake.  Ha ha!  Took until just now to track down the problem and fix everything.

- Twenty-two voicemail messages.  Fuck me.  Our voicemail is the comes-with-the-service AT&T voicemail, and it's shittier than that digital all-in-one phone-and-answering-machine unit you bought for $25 at Radio Shack back in the day.


But the internet works again, so there's that.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by random axe on Yesterday at 04:20:18 PM »
:lol:


Last night, suddenly the local press got interested.

Apparently, all over this area, along with some other parts of the country, we're setting heat records in the range of 80-150 years.  :trance:  It allegedly hit 96 F at the airport near here.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by pdrake on Yesterday at 01:54:00 PM »
the desert is fake news. i live in the ocean.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by stormneedle on Yesterday at 12:42:22 AM »
How does that work when you live in a desert?
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by pdrake on Yesterday at 12:11:54 AM »
during high temperatures is not the right time to discuss high temperatures.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by mo on September 21, 2017, 05:32:14 PM »
And you've got the high humidity and dewpoints almost in the seventies. With no A/C? Fuck that.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by random axe on September 21, 2017, 04:08:17 PM »
They're saying that it hit 94 F.  Google says the record high was 99 F.  Local news isn't making any kind of story out of it.  Jaded or GOP-corporate?

Either way, it's too farkin' hot.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by random axe on September 21, 2017, 12:09:06 PM »
Here in the Fairly Northern Lands, it's going to be about 90 F today, tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday.  Average high for this time of year is 72 F.

:nonplused:
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General Discussion / Re: Shopping!
« Last post by random axe on September 19, 2017, 10:35:49 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: Shopping!
« Last post by random axe on September 19, 2017, 09:47:53 AM »
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She should have been a much bigger star.

Pretty much everyone from Square Pegs deserved better.  She was also good in an almost-written-out kind of role in Crossroads.  She was in a lot of very strange films -- not cult-movie kinds of strange, but just weird things that fly under the radar and sound kind of made-up.  A lot of them have good casts, and you can see why an agent would sign you up for them. 

I mean, I had to look this one up because I couldn't remember it correctly.  And apparently there was one made in Germany where George Peppard played her dad and she helps a bald Martha Plimpton commit suicide.  :shrug:
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