Sunday, October 10, 2010

Musical interlude part 3

 I heard this band on CBC the other day & have to say that, I love their style.


 They're out of Portland Oregon. So if you happen to be out on the west coast I'd recommend checking them out.

This tune is called "Kabarista farewell"  One of my new faves.

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Enjoy



Cool & weird stuff from the web. #1

 I figured I should start to share some of the neat & nifty crap that I find online.

There are TONS of tricks, hacks & fixes that are posted daily. So here we go with the first episode of...

Nifty sh*t.

http://gizmodo.com/5659565/not-even-superheroes-should-friend-their-mothers-on-facebook

http://www.lensculture.com/kessels.html?thisPic=100

http://gizmodo.com/5659984/today-is-the-ultimate-answer-to-the-ultimate-question-of-life-the-universe-and-everything

 Ubuntu....Free OS !!!  If you have the sand to learn something new, here you go.

http://www.ubuntu.com/

http://lifehacker.com/5660367/use-old-cds-as-driveway-reflectors

Storage issues solved!!!
 
http://lifehacker.com/5657829/whats-the-best-way-to-safely-store-terabytes-of-data-on-the-cheap

Wireless network issues?  Here are some tips

http://lifehacker.com/5658998/lifehacker-readers-solutions-for-your-homes-bad-wi+fi-coverage

http://lifehacker.com/5657613/why-is-wi+fi-coverage-so-bad-in-my-house-and-how-can-i-fix-it



                                           Read............Learn...........Adapt

Ah yes. Calling for free tech support for crap we didn't sell you..

 Why is it that people just make sh*t harder for themselves? 

 Yes, I understand that for some you just have to print stuff. No problemo. Keep it simple & easy.

 Nope.      I want to set up a wireless printer.  Why?   No real reason,  I just don't like that "extra" cable.

 Cue the cavalcade of terror for a printer we didn't sell you........

So, they call us for support for the printer that they BOUGHT SOMEWHERE ELSE expecting us to troubleshoot it for free.

Sadly, Jimmy Jo Lee Bob, the guy at Best Buy, that sold you the printer was quite wrong when he told you that it would be easy to configure it for a wireless setup. 97% of the time these things are a PITA to setup.

If you have a hard time configuring a wireless router, don't even try a wireless printer.

Here's the low down. Stick with a hard wired printer. They're cheaper & easier to mess with. Besides, it's nice & easy to SHARE a printer on your network.




Or even easier, toss the file onto a USB thumb drive & print it from the computer hooked up to the printer

In a nutshell. If you want to do the printer network thing, call the guy that sold you the gear.

He made the money off of you.     We didn't    We charge to set up stuff.

Nuff said.

And...........................breathe.






You want me to what???

 My apologies for not posting for so long.

  Mrs. Rude has been away since the end of August and I've not had the time to whine about people due to travelling and work.

 Let the kvetching begin!!!

 My first nominee,

 This masterpiece spoke to his ISP ( internet service provider ) regarding his connectivity issues. ISP most likely ran the gauntlet of tests and then advised hin to use his restore discs. Now, for those of you that don't know what this does, it completely WIPES YOUR MACHINE AND PUTS IT BACK TO FACTORY SETTINGS!!

 No e-mails or contacts saved. No pics of your dead aunt Edna. Nothing. Nadda. Big fat fawking zero for old data.

 This would be like going to a gas station, asking the clerk about a "strange noise" your car is making and then when he tell's you to take your engine apart, do you?

A: Scoff loudly

B: Grab a snickers bar and pay for your gas.

C: Reach for a wrench and proceed to disassemble your car.

 Sadly, most folks out there think it's "C" when it comes to computers.

  So, this darwin award winner chose "C". Fired up his restore discs as he was told to do by his ISP ( who won't provide any support what so ever for reloading an OS, or pay to have his sh*t recovered  ) and then found out that his machine couldn't connect to the internet because HPs' restore discs didn't install all the required drivers.
 
 DOH!!!  Let's just call a computer shop and bitch about HP then now.... Guess who got this call.

  This time I won't elaborate on the call, but it was about 20 minutes of  "full metal retard".  

 We're talking weapons grade retard.

 Like I'm supposed to know why the huge corporation known as HP didn't provide the correct drivers and yadda, yadda, yadda.......kill me now... 

 I feel myself sinking......No where to hide....What to do?

 I toss our loser of the day the 1-800 number for HP support  :D

 You didn't buy the machine from me.....fail one

 You listened to an ISP drone that reads off of a script.....fail two

 You called me for free tech support....fail three

 That would be a big fat double f**k fail with a scoop of ice cream. Have a nice day. Enjoy your chat with the people that made money off of you...........Sucker.

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You lose....Good day sir!!

Next up...Wireless printer fun.