Customer Service Failage

Hi all, today is just a little re-cap on my stolen iPhone.

I called AT&T to see if it would be possible to brick the phone remotely. I was informed that there is an app that removes personal information and if I had d/led the app I could do it myself.  Other than that there is no way for them to do anything.

This is bullshit! They should be able to totally brick the phone remotely for stolen phones. If all the stolen devices were bricked then the thieves would have no incentive to steal them.

I admit that I will never see my phone again, it just really pisses me off that someone else will be able to use it as not only an iPod Touch but also it can be jailbroken and used as a phone with any other carrier besides AT&T. Bullshit again!

Where are Penn and Teller?

This is the worst type of customer service ever. We have the technology to do it but we will not do it for you.  BULLSHIT!

Down with AT&T, Down with Apple for making me use AT&T. Down with both companies for promoting thievery.

Here is an image showing something similar to my broken screen.

My Broken Screen Stolen iPhone

Amazing things are afoot

Today is Day 1

It’s totally personal but I may talk about it soon.

Remember Bartles and James?

Thank you for your support!

Edit, this was supposed to post yesterday May 1st 2010

Cat’s Meow, a short tale

I came across this a few days ago and went and looked at it again today. Don’t want to lose it so I will post it here!

Created by a guy named Banewulfe over at Youtube as an art project.

Enjoy!

Makes me LOL every time!

Yellow or Red & Blue?

Super Chicken

A big bold Saturday morning cartoon salute to…

Super Chicken

One of my top cartoons, still a Fav!

Theme Song

Almost Free Telecommunications

Hi All,

Long story short, Last week my iPhone was stolen from my car. My fault for thinking my neighborhood and more specifically my neighbors would not steal something from my vehicle directly in front of my hose. I have replaced my iPhone with the least expensive, no contract phone I could get and boy is it small, cheap and featureless. OK well that got long…

Anyways it made me do some thinking about my telecommunications. For those of you that have an iPhone you are stuck with not only the rates for your calling plan but also an additional $40 a month for data access. For me this came to just under $80 monthly. $80 just to have a cell phone? I know I am a bit old but it was not all that long ago when phone companies only charged you less than $20 a month for your house phone.

Well, I have had enough so I am changing up. My company advertising, flyers, business cards and Truck all have my cell phone number on them. I have 4 months remaining with my contract for AT&T and then I get to change up.

Currently my plan is to get a mobile hotspot ( MyFi or similar), they cost about the same as a normal Cell phone charge of $50 a month. I will be dropping my cell phone into a blender and sending it back to AT&T just for some giggles.

Once I have the mobile hotspot I will be able to take my Netbook with me anywhere and have internet access. With that access I will be using my MagicJack and a headset to make any calls I need to make on the road or in the house. Once I do this I will take my cell phone number and have it directly forwarded to Google Voice.

Google Voice is like a consolidated voice mail box for any and all of your numbers. It will let me goto the internet site and listen to my voicemails and even let me call out with the click of a button. The best feature is that when a voicemail gets recorded it automatically gets transcribed into English text. You can listen to the recording or read the text (transcription is not all that great yet). Then if you want to call the person that called you there is a button to call the number.

The best part is that Google Voice will dial your phone (magicjack) than dial out the number so everything is free! all you need is internet access and MagicJack.

The MagicJack website where you can get the device for just a few dollars ($12) a year and it allows you to call anywhere in the US for FREE! and only $.02 a min overseas. The drawback is that you need internet access. Note: there are plenty of free wireless hot spots these days for those that do not have internet at home or do not want to purchase and pay for a wireless hotspot.

Google Voice is free but you need to sign up and request access because it is still in the beta phase.

The best part about this all is that I will not only have mobile phone access, but also Internet data access all for one low monthly price.

Tribbles, reproductive machines

For all you Star Trek fans..

The Anatomy of a Tribble

The Anatomy of a Tribble

You can buy your very own Earth Approved Tribble Here.  Sorry due to Intergalactic import law T4256c-2 they do not re-produce and some eat batteries, some are non-mobile and do not require feeding.

Check out the latest hits from Warp 11

Vintage photo of our first contact with the Tribbles…

OMG it’s the a BORG Tribble

Are you eating plastic?

Do you check your plastic and Styrofoam containers before you toss them into the Microwave? No? Me either but I am sure starting now.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your plastic containers, how do they get pitted and rough surfaces. I came across an article talking about how a microwave can force plastic particles into your food.  ouch!

Check out this post from the Harvard Medical School where they report on some studies of using plastic in a microwave oven.

I am changing to microwave safe glass for all my microwave duties.