The crack service team at earthlink has managed to fail again. Contrary to their repeated assurances, my account was not cancelled. Once again I called, and once again was promised that this time my account was cancelled. The refund of charges for the past ten months has still not been processed. It exists in their system. However, has not received a supervisor’s approval. This is their story and they a sticking to it. Did I mention that earthlink has outsourced their customer service to another country? Now these people don’t have a clue. They have a script, which they follow. Suspect that is why they are all so good at telling the same story. You get what you pay for…. earthlink pays some poor smuck 25 cents and hour and their incompetence drives customers away. Have now initiated a fraud complaint with my credit card company. Will see how that goes.
WARNING: EARTHLINK SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR WALLET.
Took the plunge last night and upgraded this site to Moveable Type 3.01D. The process was simple. However, I did have to upload some files several times to get everything to work. It was worth the effort. The new features are great.
I have been getting a lot of span under version 2.6; so have instituted the system registration process. To comment, one now needs to register. Have also added all the spammers to the block list. Hope this cuts down on the spam. Don’t know why anyone would span a blog. They offer nothing but annoyance.
Completed a fun piece of code at work yesterday. It provides offices across the country with the ability to search for suppliers within a specified mile radius. The resultant list leads to product/contract/pricing details. Using these suppliers saves big bucks for the company. The code uses Zip code latitude and longitude to calculate mileage. The project is written is ASP.NET C#. Have been seriously considering moving www.my-list.com to this architecture. Currently my-list it all in perl-cgi. The biggest hurdle is that I also host this blog on my-list. Does MT support the windows platform???
Found a great site, mamamusings.net while looking for advise on installing TOMCAT on OS X 10.3. Besides great advise, there was a link to “20 Questions to a Bette Personality.” This peaked my interest. So after answering the 20 questions, to my surprise … I’m a mob boss type.
Here is the actual report….
You are an SRDL--Sober Rational Destructive Leader. This makes you a mob boss. You are the ultimate alpha person and even your friends give you your space. You can't stand whiners, weaklings, schlemiels or schlemozzles. You don't make many jokes, but when you do, others laugh out loud. They must.
People often turn to you for advice, and wisely. You are calm in a crisis, cautious in a tempest, and attuned to even the finest details. Yours is the profile of a smart head for business and a dangerous enemy.
You have a natural knack for fashion and occupy a suit like a matinee idol. Your charisma is striking and without artifice. You are generous, thoughtful, and appreciate life's finer things.