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johnny k – December 27, 2007 02:31PM Reply Quote
Let's balance out every milkshake with a swiffie. Everyone else on the internet only complains.


So I bitched about AT&T DSL and it's only fair that I throw them a bone when deserved. In the process of transferring service to my roommate (fairly straightforward), I asked that a 411 charge be removed from my bill because we only have the landline to get DSL, and there's not even a phone hooked up. They credited my account without a question.

btw, why do all these phone trees ask for your account number before they direct you, and then when you're talking to a person, they just ask for it again? I was transferred twice, and I had to give the number 4 times.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2007 02:46PM by johnny k.

El Jeffe – January 21, 2009 04:07PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
what is it going in?

John Willoughby – January 21, 2009 04:08PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
His pocket.

YDD – January 21, 2009 04:31PM Reply Quote

what is it going in?
The slot above the Tesla C1060, which also appeared today :-)

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stan adams – January 21, 2009 05:43PM Reply Quote

I've practically got a lump in my throat.
You need to send that letter to the Martin people. Great story!

My kids are taking piano lessons now and I really regret that I never got much past scales and Une Souris Verte. On a whim I stopped into to local piano dealer where I saw / heard / touched a gorgeous 54" upright Steinway and I would dearly love to get something like it. I scan ebay, but I can't image a cross country trip would be good for something that is nearly an antique: http://cgi.ebay.com/Steinway-V-50-Mahogany-Polish-Upright-1926_W0QQitemZ220347789800QQcmdZViewItemQQptZKeyboards_MIDI?hash=item220347789800&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318

John Willoughby – January 21, 2009 05:46PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Mrs. Leverlilly: You've ruined that piano!
Clouseau: What is the price of one piano compared to the terrible crime that's been committed here?
Mrs. Leverlilly: But that's a priceless Steinway!
Clouseau: Not anymore!

El Jeffe – January 25, 2009 11:42AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I'm late to the game, as always. Just now synced my address book with Yahoo contacts. Worked perfectly.
It did truncate and exorbitantly large comment I had on one person, though. But, not on my Mac side, which is as needed.
I love my MobileMe accounts. I hope they keep adding features.... I'll keep buying the family account.

El Jeffe – February 01, 2009 09:30AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
How dense am I?
If you recall, I had my iMac G5's Motherboard replaced due to bulging capacitors/display issues.

That was just before my surgery.

Well, I just NOW noticed that my (PITA) dead and RED pixel is no longer dead nor red.

I am dumbfounded that I had not noticed it until now.

So, did they just swap my hard drive and memory into another (good) iMac G5? Swapping just the motherboard would not have fixed the dead pixel, right?

Either way ... woohoo!

ARL (Moderator) – February 01, 2009 08:17PM Reply Quote
Clouseau: Does your dog bite?
Hotel Clerk: No.
Clousea: Hello littl--nnuurk! aargh! (dog bites) ... I thought you said your dog doesn't bite?
Hotel Clerk: That's not my dog.

rino – February 21, 2009 09:54PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
US Air

They called me on my cell with an automated call notifying me of the next morning's flight cancelation, telling me to call a number to resolve the matter. That was during dinner (at of all places, my first and likely last visit: TGI Fridays thanks to my 19 yr old niece, it was her b-day pick, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food, and not surprised at the Americana crap on the menu like pork stuffed deep fried ravioli and bacon wrapped honey jack daniels bbq sauce maple sugar vanilla mocha shrimp ... ok i exaggerate but you get my drift?)

Anyway, a live human called me twice a while later as I was walking out to the parking lot. She was all prepared with a flight a few hours later, had us all in the same row, all the way home.


I can now say an airline gave me great service.

Cloudscout – April 12, 2009 07:29PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Swiffies for Apple's "Unit Converter" Dashboard Widget. This is one of the most useful tools ever. I don't understand why they don't include it as a default iPhone app.

tliet – April 30, 2009 03:58AM Reply Quote
The makers of Monolingual. Small, no frills application that enabled me to cram Leopard onto the standard 8 (more like 7) Gb flash disk of the mini 9 and have space left. I shaves off up to 50% of an application, sometimes even more. Kudos!

El Jeffe – April 30, 2009 07:06AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
How did you do it? (can take this to OSX86)
If it wouldn't fit, when and where did you run Monolingual against the OS? Then what?

ARL (Moderator) – May 13, 2009 07:59PM Reply Quote
Dyson vacuum cleaners. They would suck the chrome off a towbar.

Very happy and dust free,


ddt – May 13, 2009 08:53PM Reply Quote
love mine! though dust never sleeps.


Jeff Cooper – May 21, 2009 09:01PM Reply Quote
Roberts Imaging. A few weeks ago I bought a Canon SD1200 there for my wife for Mother's Day (she wanted something small and, preferably, pink). At the time, the special they were running apparently included a case, something that I overlooked (it wasn't in the print ad) and that the salesperson evidently forgot. Last week I got a phone call telling me that I was entitled to the case, and today it arrived by mail. That's customer service, and the kind of thing that will ensure customer loyalty.

El Jeffe – May 21, 2009 10:26PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Agree wholeheartedly. Never have I been in such a place where there is a lack of cockiness. They are there to help you make a good decision and be happy with it.

Sometimes they get a bit busy with all their foot traffic, but that's not bad. It's the only thing I go downtown for that I don't mind going downtown for.

Last time I looked at so many cameras. Took some time, though. But I like it there. I DO wonder if they'll be able to stay in business. It just seems hard to keep swimming against the internet current.

stan adams – May 22, 2009 12:05PM Reply Quote
My goodness what a great site for a two store operation!!!!

Very impressive.

The comments about "lack of cockiness" are very relevant. In my experience the dolts that worked behind the counter at the (now closed) local outlet of fairly well known Chicago based 'imaging' retailer took all their customer service training from the comic book store owner on the Simpsons! Feigned superiority and a devotion to sniffing the butt crack of assistants to Skrebneski is NOT the way to encourage people to spend more than they would at Costco...

I wonder if they saw my post about have classes ala Apple Store?

tliet – July 20, 2009 04:05AM Reply Quote
Apple, for making the AirPort Express firmware and configuration software so easy to use.

My ISP has had an IPv6 tunnel for a very long time, but it wasn't until I saw a procedure to enable the tunnel for the TimeCapsule. So I thought, what works for TimeCapsule should also work for AirPort Express. And within 15 minutes I was connected to the internet with an IPv6 address.

Cloudscout – July 20, 2009 07:45AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
It's good you can prepare early and beat the rush...

tliet – July 20, 2009 12:30PM Reply Quote
That was part of my reasoning, get familiar with the matter. I still don't understand the notation of the IP addresses but it's laziness on my side. The AirPort serves out local IPv6 addresses so all the machines on the network now communicate via IPv6 with each other. What's a good thing to keep in mind though; as IPv6 numbers are plentiful, there's no need for NAT, so the free 'firewall' that comes with NAT doesn't apply. You specifically have to enable the firewall in Leopard, which I think is a bit disappointing for an OS that's being sold as 'secure'. Although to be fair; the AirPort now prohibits incoming IPv6 connections by default.

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