Today, all my google searches in Firefox, no matter the subject, have the "This Site May Harm Your Computer" tag, and are unreachable. Even the hotlink to continue shows a "server error" from google. All other search engines are working fine, e.g. Yahoo, etc., and Google search in IE Explorer are fine....
In fact, if I switch Firefox to IE mode (using IE Tab add-on), the search works fine...
What the heck????
Edit: 10:11AM: Looks like I wasn't the only one.
Google must have had some BIG problems today, but hopefully, this will get fixed soon.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
I can't recall how often I have to set up Yahoo! Email accounts for Outlook Express. I'm just posting the link to make it easy to find for me and everyone else.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Well, tonight is "Night Two" of trying to disconnect one of my four XM Radios. The radio died, and now it has been a LOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG time on hold with the customer service reprentatives (yes, plural) to just have one radio turned off.
You can do just about anything on the XM Radio website... except disconnect a radio. No doubt this is just a technological "road block" to try and discourage unhappy customers from being able to cancel their service on a whim ( reminiscent of the now defunct AOL ).
You get through to the first international operator (obviously India) after a hold of about 5 minutes. After an aggravating confirmation of everything but your firstborn, and a pitch for upgrading to Sirius services ("No, Howard Stern is too filthy for me, thank you"), you finally get around to telling them your business of wanting to disconnect just one radio. Well... that's handled by ANOTHER operator in ANOTHER department. When I queried why they must use TWO people to do this, it was because "we're too busy to handle that". What???
And guess, what? I've been able to compose this entire blog post while on hold AGAIN for now
I also have to suffer through Oprah's best friend begging me in a recorded message not to hang up... also a Nascar driver pitching his show and also asking me "this is worth the wait"... NOT!
I want my life back!
Just aggravation, pure and simple. They could easily add a radio button for disconnecting a particular radio (without "canceling" the total subscription). This is just customer harassment and roadblocking, pure and simple.
I love my XM Radio, but the customer service for this particular requirement is a DIS-service. XM... FIX IT!