ArmednHammered: sherpa18:You're not alone in the crap storm, I was expecting a delivery (custom made flag display case) from UPS Friday. I got up and checked the tracking site and instead of Out for delivery it says Exception: Train derailment, Amarillo Texas. Just another train wreck in a long line of them. Pretty much describes all of 2013 for me.
lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]
akimbotoo: sherpa18: / yes, he actually picked it up and dragged it onto the counter // somehowYou know this makes perfect sense, because he loves you!
sherpa18: *Warning, wall of text*Blargh. So last Monday evening, my ISP goes down. Now that is not all that unusual, but the next morning, it's still out. Note that since I also get my phone service through them, I can't just call to complain. While I do have a prepaid cell for emergencies, I hate to waste expensive minutes on crap like this, but I finally call them Wed morning, and they tell me I cancelled my service (and don't forget to return all their equipment within 72 hours or I will be billed for it). WTF?I tell them I did not cancel my service, they insist I did. After fighting about it, I tell them fine, just restore the damn service. Which they will be happy to do. AFTER I return the equipment, schedule a new install, and pay a "new customer" deposit in addition to installation charges. Again, WTF? All you did was throw a switch to turn it off, just turn the damn thing back on.So I drive over to their regional service center, make my way past half a dozen drones with the IQ of a brick, and finally get a manager who appears to have at least half a brain. I explain the situation, he pulls up the cancellation order on his computer - which is NOT my account #, NOT my name, but IS my correct physical address. Turns out that someone whose name I can not even begin to pronounce did indeed cancel their service, but typed my building letter (same apt. #) instead of theirs.After profuse apologies, he agrees that the whole situation is not my fault, but I still have to swap out my existing modem. So next day, I drive back to bring it in (note this a good 35-40 minute trip one way), only to be told that they don't have any in stock to give me. At this point, if it was not for Caturday, I think I would have just told them to shove their service. Anyway, they agree to overnight me a new one from another location. I wait all day today, no delivery (which in my neck of the woods, can be as late as 8 PM).So a little while ago, I go out to take a walk to work off the frust ...
OlderGuy: valnt9: what the fark is FIOS?? Verizon fiber optics.. does the same as cable...
almostsane: sherpa18: Definitely time to look into getting a new ISP!!! Glad to see you made it here for at least a little bit
sherpa18: almostsane: sherpa18: Definitely time to look into getting a new ISP!!! Glad to see you made it here for at least a little bitI wish. FIOS is nowhere near getting to my neck of the woods, I'm on the wrong side of my building to get a signal from DirectTV (not that I would want them anyway) -- crap, I can't even get a DSL line where I am :o(However, I would not mind nuking my current ISP if the opportunity presented itself :o)[i415.photobucket.com image 400x225]
sherpa18: and pretty tasty....[i415.photobucket.com image 623x640]
ThePuceGuardian: Doctor Fegg:[i.imgur.com image 350x234]
sherpa18: OlderGuy: valnt9: what the fark is FIOS?? Verizon fiber optics.. does the same as cable...True, but it does everything better (and faster) than cable (IMHO). I had it for a short time before I sold my house, and it was far, far superior to cable. Alas, cable is my only option right now, hence my wall 'o text earlier :o)[i415.photobucket.com image 640x427]
Leepj: lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]If we tried that with our Green Cheek Conure there would be blood.The conure in question (Cricket, eating a jellybean):[farm9.staticflickr.com image 375x500]
OlderGuy: valnt9: what the fark is FIOS??Verizon fiber optics.. does the same as cable...
ThePuceGuardian: CrankyAndi:[i.imgur.com image 350x263][i.imgur.com image 350x262]You get two this week.
ThePuceGuardian: lilyspad:[i.imgur.com image 350x234]
L33t Squirrel: for more internet-fun, look up "Google Fiber" and "Dark Fibre," and find out why most ISPs and cable/tv providers are jerkfaces >:(
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