Month: November 2009

Internet Woes

le sigh, still without internet.

Well, I assume so at least, as I’m in the office.

Let me give you the rundown, see how stupid this all is.

  • got Primus(the company, not the band) to connect a real phone to the house
  • at the same time, the dry loop dsl went down
  • called Velcom tech support, they told me to contact sales to deal with that
  • called Sales the next day, they put in a request to Bell to add the DSL to my line, could take 5 business days
  • wait
  • wait
  • Call Bell Thursday, they don’t want anything to do with me as I’m going through a reseller
  • call Primus, they state that it should be resolved within 24 hours as apparently all they need to do is provide a line number or somethign
  • 22.5 hours later, call Primus again and they said that there was nothing left for them to do
  • Call Velcom support, there’s something wrong with the line, they put in an order with Bell
  • Call Sales again to see what’s what, they said that Bell said they can’t add DSL because there’s no slots left in the box
  • Dry loop is still there somewhere
  • Request was put in with Bell(before I called even) to see about converting Dry loop to normal DSL
  • This won’t happen because there’s a queue for internet on that box, so if the dry loop is removed, that slot could go to someone else
  • New slow *might* be available somewhere between a month to a year
  • Called Sales, told them to do nothing
  • Support still has a call out to see what’s up with the dry loop
  • Apparently Bell is still testing
  • Hatred for Bell, especially since I’m not even a customer, has gone to record heights

What I suspect happened is that, when the Bell dude came by last week to check why the line wasn’t working, did some funny business and buggered the whole thing up.

See, even when you leave Bell, you can’t really escape Bell.

And if you’re not a customer, Bell is in no rush to help you even though they’re the only people that can do anything about it.

Hate.

Bell.

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-26

  • RT @alyankovic: Decided to celebrate Thanksgiving the traditional way this year (i.e. handing out smallpox blankets to the natives). #
  • @flying_squirrel Slow for me too. Just trying to catch up on stuff I've been ignoring… in reply to flying_squirrel #
  • Waiting on wings. Its taken forever so far, so it must be soon right? #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-11-22

  • Spent part of the night eating Mexican food. Filled to the brim with food and drink. Now to sleep it off. #
  • Getting ready to make dinner for the whole family. My parents are off to Greece at the end of the month so its like a going away dinner. #
  • Im a terrible Uncle, i cant remember how to make snow flakes out of paper… #

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and I’m out

Missed a day. Even forgot that I could cheat with twitter. But I missed a day regardless.

I could tell you that I have a good excuse, but it’s a decent excuse at best.

See, for the longest time, Tara and I didn’t have a real phone line. Or at least it feels that way. Tara had a work blackberry that she could make all her long distance calls on and all was good. Then Tara changed jobs, we dropped Vonage(because it sucked) and had the need for a phone line with good long distance.

So we went with Primus, because at $50, it had it all. We’ll see. Anyway, because we didn’t have a real phone line, we had a dry loop dsl. But now we have a real phone line, it changed from a dry loop…which killed the dry dsl, which killed the internets!

Or at least our internets. And I called today,  and I’ve been told that it will take 5 days to resolve.

5 business days. Without the internets. This could go poorly.

I’ll keep you updated…via twitter. Or at least at work.

and I'm out

Missed a day. Even forgot that I could cheat with twitter. But I missed a day regardless.

I could tell you that I have a good excuse, but it’s a decent excuse at best.

See, for the longest time, Tara and I didn’t have a real phone line. Or at least it feels that way. Tara had a work blackberry that she could make all her long distance calls on and all was good. Then Tara changed jobs, we dropped Vonage(because it sucked) and had the need for a phone line with good long distance.

So we went with Primus, because at $50, it had it all. We’ll see. Anyway, because we didn’t have a real phone line, we had a dry loop dsl. But now we have a real phone line, it changed from a dry loop…which killed the dry dsl, which killed the internets!

Or at least our internets. And I called today,  and I’ve been told that it will take 5 days to resolve.

5 business days. Without the internets. This could go poorly.

I’ll keep you updated…via twitter. Or at least at work.

Lists

Tara is downstairs getting a make up test done, so I have to sit the animals.

What better way to do that than to make lists of things that I want for Christmas!

Only problem is, I’ve been at it for an hour…and I have 4 things.

Two of which are kinda the same.

I have this problem a lot actually. I want a lot of things, but whenever anyone asks me, I draw a blank.

And when I sit down to think about it, I become kinda pragmatic, and never pick things that could just be fun/silly/pretty useless.

So I’m trying to distract myself and open up to newer different things.

And it’s working like a charm because now I’m not only not thinking about it, I’m blogging that I’m not thinking about it.

I think I lost.

I look around my office, and I stuff just here, stuff that I might notice missing, but probably not.

And I ask myself, do I want more of that, or something I might use?

A Wii would be nice.

I think that if I clean my desk, I could probably think of a ton of organizational stuff I’d like to have and never use.

I could get junk from Ikea.

Or just junk from anywhere really.

The problem is that it’s most likely to be junk, whatever it is that I choose.

Junkish anyway.

Which makes me think I shouldn’t ask for anything.

Gah, why is this so hard?