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the best of…

May 15, 2003 — Leave a comment

for those of you who like this sort of thing

here is the list of bests

and more on those nonexistent WMD

today is the US opening of the Matrix reloaded (those of us here, have to wait til next wednesday, i’m already planning to skip work to go) so far the reviews haven’t been great.

i took out a great deal of my frustration on some poor technocrat at the phone company, i didn’t use obscene language, but i did express my displeasure with their service and their attitude. not that it’s helping, it’s 10am and neither phone is useable, still.

i have started a campaign of harrassment, i will have my way.

1 + 1 = 0

May 15, 2003 — Leave a comment

only here, can that piece of math be correct.

tired of the running battles with my mother over the use of the phone, i had a second line installed so i could be online and she could have her phone. imagine my surpise when i arrived home yesterday to find a dialtone (but the inability to dial any numbers) on the recently installed line and the main line, that has been in the house for well on 10 years, dead. dead, no dial tone, nothing, zero, zip, zilch.

so i trek to the nearest pay phone to call the repairs department, only to be told we’ll get someone on it tomorrow, because the technicians only work – 8am – 4pm. and none of the people that are answering the phones after 4pm are technically inclined, they just answer the phones.

i really had to restrain myself yesterday on the phone from tearing the people on the phone a new one. not just for their sake, but for all the other bureaucratic bullshit i had to deal with yesterday.

i need to vent before i dealt with anyone else today, now i’m off to my meeting.

day 12

April 19, 2003 — Leave a comment

i forgot, passover greetings to anyone who is celebrating.

yesterday was a truly enjoyable. it’s obvious i must be antisocial, i spent all day at home mostly alone, reading, napping, watching mindless television.

it was great. i realised how much i missed being home during the day. sigh.

i did however find something to bitch about yesterday and it continues into this morning…


TSTT, trinidad’s evil empire… these fuckers advertised all week that their help desk would be closed all weekend and then what happens?

the connection to any server outside trinidad goes down… no im, no web access, no email, nada. and you can’t call and inform them of the problem, because they’re closed.


i get up this morning, it’s back, it works for five minutes and then i get disconnected and we’re back to having no international net access…

there are some advantages to being a geek, back up accounts and all…

or maybe it’s a sign i’m spending too much time online?