From a 'Documentary Film Producer', slightly paraphrased:
While traveling through northern Arizona with a full camera crew we
stopped for petrol and refreshments at a town deemed a "Mormon Town".
While getting back into our van my wallet containing $1200 [need cash for
trips] fell from my pocket; the loss going unnoticed until much further
down the road. Upon discovering the loss, we turned back to the logical
location where I could have lost my wallet. We searched and searched, but
found nothing anywhere. So went inside and inquired if anybody had turned
in a wallet. Someone had! Upon confirming my name, the gentleman [who had
actually also found the wallet] returned it to me. Upon checking the
contents, I found the whole of the funds completely intact. I offered a
reward to the man who replied, "No, but thank you. I could not possibly
accept any reward for it would lessen my reward from Jesus Christ." [words
to that effect.]
Just thought you'd like to hear something GOOD for a change.
You are talking about someone who can't grasp the concept of bottom
posting. Someone who follows a religion that promises each good
participant their own personal planet after death. Well, not the women,
they are one step above a cow. It is doubtful they won't get the
concept of OT.
Click: picture downloads, ...until mid way, about hands, then blanks and
Download: starts gets to somewhere, and ERROR, must manually start over!
Not once, not twice, but many, many times, either way.
UNTIL I 'replied' to complain and then the picture finished all the way
Hmmmm. Go figure.
THAT'S EXACTLY the answers I get when I complain about some vendor's
website, "Well, I just tried it and it worked for me." Certainly FULL of
information on where to look and how to fix, right?
The website I like is the one paid for with tax dollars to provide the
service of presenting aerial maps and now REQUIRING Microsoft
Silverlight! Yeah, REQUIRES Silverlight for those fixed images. Oh, but
the zoom in overlay graphics are so much MORE dramatic than before. All
that for 'transitional' oomph! The aerial maps/photos are STILL blurry,
I sincerely apologize for trying to help by letting you know that the link
worked fine in certain browsers. I just realized that being aware that a
link works fine some browsers in no way helps differentiate between a bad
link link and a problem with some browser's handling of that link.
As we all know, we've never, ever had a bad link posted in this ng, so it
was a complete waste of your time and mine for me to have let you know that
the link was valid and that you should eliminate the link as the root cause
of the issue.
Thanks for taking my whining in the 'proper' vein. However, two things are
evident. Your new 'whiz-band' high speed systems worked! My lo-tech, dial
up kept failing, until...Perhaps, the key is that high speed 'gets in'
gets out' and done. Whereas, everybody seemed to go there after that
posting, and a slow dial-up got 'easily' interrupted and failed, until
everybody quit bothering the link, then I got download completed. Has to
be related to some of those 'invisible' java sripts timing out, failing,
and never telling me.
Anyway, I did finally get the full image. Don't know who Greg Olsen is,
nor am I familiar with his other works, but he has great skill at
'illustrative' art. Admit to being jealous of those skills. My art
instructor at university asked for my works and kept them. Now they're
probably lost for ever. Darn. One was of a building demolished shortly
after I sketched it, too. No, it wasn't demolished because I sketched it.
Just an old delapidated, but visually interesting, building.
It's a fact of life: so-called web designers are addicted to Microsoft
products, including Internet Explorer. They work in large buildings
with T1 lines and have 24-inch or bigger monitors, three-month-old CPUs,
and 16 gigabytes RAM. They never reject cookies, and they don't test on
So stop whining and join the rest of the lemmings.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated
My consolation is that when I call the vendor directly [because their
website hangs/crashes/blanks] as they are forced to go through their own
website, they have HUGE delays, multiple apologies at how slow things run.
HA! And, my most enjoyable, when they go down blind alleys, find nothing,
or find incomplete/error information! I quietly say, "That's why I called
You may have sightly misunderstood. I called them to find out if they HAD
what I needed and to PLACE an order, not to find out how to fix/work their
website. If they even start down that path [reboot, what version, etc] I
tell them along the lines of, "Send me the money and I'll buy the latest
computer just for you, so I can buy from you! Further, requiring the most
costly computer is a little like making a customer pay an entrance fee
when going into your store, which I'll never do. More importantly, I don't
wish to spend ANY MORE time, I can make my money back. I can't make my
time back. If your firm keeps wasting my time, the cost of doing business
with you has become too high, and I will not. Do YOU understand? I know it
is NOT your fault, but tell people responsible, else it will never
change." By admitting that I know it is not their fault, it removes any
potential of them defensively posturing, AND by giving them a course of
action, win their support. EVERYBODY likes a course of action, there is
nothing worse than facing the frustrations of seeing something wrong and
having NO WAY to inform, nor change.
You're right, I didn't understand. My words aren't intended to fix
anything, just to vent. Because the person I would be talking to
(even if I called tech support)
(1) has no authority to do anything about it,
(2) has no access to someone who does, and
(3) doesn't care.
Well, _sometimes_ tech support has access to someone who can do
something about it. But more often they know nothing and are sternly
ordered "DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THE SCRIPT if you want to keep your
minimum-wage, part-time job."
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