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The tech never showed today. He called while mom was out so I got his number and tried to get to mom at sister's house but they all went out. When they all came here, I told mom what he said and she was able to talk to him. He was routed somewhere else and they were going to get us a different tech but everything was confused, which was good in itself since we were talking to the first guy for the past week or so and if the other tech came out he might be very snooty... like he might not really "want to" watch over our shoulder as we install Java and Works 2000, at least, nor show us through XP.

Now we have to wait until Friday....

Watched the Animatrix all the way through this evening.

The only one I didn't get was Matriculated...was that the one with the machines being "in the Matrix" instead of the humans? It seemed more like Terminator 2 with the humans having a machine or two on their side fighting the other machines but with the difference of letting the machines choose instead of reprogramming them.

But I don't get it beyond that, it seemed to have no plot and seemed to be just some kinda fancy "look what I can do with all these pretty colors and special effects" type showcase thing with everyone running around in some funky "non-Matrix but also non-real world" type place with avatars that seem to be out of Cybertown and/or Blaxxun Contact's avatar studio....

Did I miss something?

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infinite_dream
Jul. 29th, 2003 09:38 am (UTC)
I don't understand the tech people who always seem frustrated with their customers. If that's the case... don't be a tech! It is not a job for "snooty" people because they do spend most of their time showing people how to use a mouse or open a program.
I'm sure you wouldn't do what this guy did:

Customer: How do I install a CD?
Tech: Open the CD-ROM drive door, put the CD in, and then close the door.
Customer: Okay, opened the CD-ROM drive, putting in the CD, and... just a moment...
(sounds can be heard of the customer getting up and closing his office door) :)
skrain_bodak
Jul. 29th, 2003 03:19 pm (UTC)
misunderstood....
I meant that I'm glad that the second tech didn't come out because he MIGHT have been the type that was snooty because he would have been not knowing everything yet...for all we know the work order might have just "hook up the Dell and show them around a little" or something and he'd probably say something about policy if we ask him to watch us put some stuff on. I was concerned because we've been dealing with the one guy for practically all this time and we would have gotten someone else out because "our" guy was rerouted.

Have you seen the Animatrix? Maybe you can tell me what the message or plot of "Matriculated" was?
infinite_dream
Jul. 30th, 2003 01:04 am (UTC)
Re: misunderstood....
I'm not sure what I misunderstood... I was just saying I don't like snooty tech support guys :p Kind of a rant I guess. I wasn't implying that you were like the customer I mentioned if that's what you thought. Anyways, no, I haven't seen the Animatrix yet. I have it, but I've been lazy :p
skrain_bodak
Jul. 30th, 2003 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: misunderstood....
Yeah but you're a beautiful and hot lazy... it's easy for you since you can just tack "beautiful and hot" in front of anything you use to describe yourself. ;-)

I learned this week that a friend I graduated with is on maternity leave....aaaaargh! I hate it. :-( No matter how many friends tell me that I'm not a freak, I still feel like one...the 30 year old virgin freak of the Class of 1992 who would still be unwanted, unmarried, no kids, and just bleh at the 20 year reunion.

Maybe at 25 year if I'm still the same boring thing, I'll just blow my head away...

better yet, find some poison stuff...like arsenic or something that would finish me within the evening and then put it on my food...eat it or drink it up...die in the middle of all of them and show them all. :P

I'm stupid aren't I? I mean I would love to die quick but yet when I get suicidal I tend to do it in a way that's slow so I could give myself a chance to back out... I'm chicken I guess...and stupid...because part of me always thinks that there is hope.

Part of what I'm going to put in a future post..

"Maybe we're part of a Matrix but it isn't...like...THE Matrix, because that would be quite too obvious then would it? Maybe the real world is in one of the thousands of alternate 31st century futures that is set in the Battletech RPG and novels and we're all placed in 'a Matrix' built and operated by either the Free Worlds League or the Lyran Alliance... I never did trust the Steiner family...full of psychotic sneaky bastards, they are all evil from this pastor I used to have right up to Archon Katherine...most of them are evil except for two and those two are fictional.... It would be a paradise though, to realise the 21st century isn't real...that the only real thing about it is that it's a nightmare and your job is a nightmare...MY job IS a NIGHTMARE...and to be able to jump in a Battlemech's cockpit and go and get yourself killed.

HOO-HAAAAA!!"
roco
Aug. 1st, 2003 08:44 pm (UTC)
removal
please remove me from your list.
skrain_bodak
Aug. 1st, 2003 10:36 pm (UTC)
Re: removal
Why are you asking this Roco? I'm sad now...

btw, I haven't heard anything to why you removed me...how come???
roco
Aug. 2nd, 2003 09:33 am (UTC)
Re: removal
I posted it awhile ago, but now I deleted it last month. It was for people who never posted comments.
skrain_bodak
Aug. 2nd, 2003 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: removal
Oh yeaaaah.... I think I posted a few comments in a post or two since you removed me but since then I had serious computer problems with a capital S, C and P. My Compaq (which is about 4-5 years old) crashed on me one evening at least a month ago and it looked at first to be the same type of crash that happened about 11 months before but it wasn't. Instead of the HIMEM and other major files suddenly being deleted, I discovered by checking things out in DOS that the Windows directory had...get this....

One icon file...and one extremely big 75 M file with very funny text for a name, dated in August of 1975!! My uncle said that it could have been a virus but anyway he restored it because last year, we had Best Buy do it and then it kinda messed up again so we took it to my uncle for him to network up our computer to his and he did Windows Update... Anyway this time he did restore for us because he could be trusted a little more than Best Buy. This time though, I wasn't there to watch and he did some stuff after restore and never told us exactly what he did and he did stuff we didn't like but he thought was better for us and assumed that we knew how to change it back if we wanted. We forgot to ask too... so when we discovered that the thing we use to install our AT&T dialer wasn't where it supposed to be, I went through a backup Juno account to get the latest dialer and discovered that it, like all other providers, switched to MSIE and didn't give a choice of browsers...so when I told my uncle what changes we didn't like and aksed him for help, he told us how he disabled the "Online Services" folder but by then it was too late because we just couldn't really delete the new dialer to put up the one that we wanted.

Then between that time and the time he was available to take care of it, the CD ROM gave out so we had to take care of that too...then my uncle discovered that we needed cables so we had to go to his house to mess around with his spare cables...but no matter what we did, the CD ROM still wasn't working so we decided to try and get Best Buy's help but between that Monday and that Saturday, he thought he got the CD ROM back but by the time we got to his house, it wasn't working again. (that one Monday night we got it to work...and went to do the reformat and restore, then the CD ROM gave out again after formatting and then later on it worked again and uncle was able to restore Windows)....

Then we discovered that our warranty through Best Buy wasn't expired yet so we used that because we were covered and we got a new motherboard but that didn't help...so that tech decided to order a new CD-ROM and a new A: drive because he thought it was a lemon (it's also a SuperDisk but I just thought the few that I bought were lemons, not the drive itself) so we waited for a week or two for him...meanwhile I came home after he did the new motherboard to find that A: drive wasn't working either so I was pissed....

then all of that got taken care of and we had to wait another week or so for another tech to come out and set up our new Dell....and do data migration...

So you see within the past month or so I've been so super busy to comment on much of anything...but I'm ready now.

Can you add me back pretty please?? Sweet and beautiful and dear gyaru lady with the sweet heart?
roco
Aug. 3rd, 2003 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: removal
im sorry i just feel no interest??
skrain_bodak
Aug. 3rd, 2003 10:47 pm (UTC)
Re: removal
you mean I bore you right? :(
roco
Aug. 4th, 2003 11:02 am (UTC)
Re: removal
No we have no interest. please just remove me.
skrain_bodak
Aug. 4th, 2003 12:53 pm (UTC)
Re: removal
okay...I will... (u mean no interest in common, right??)

Can we still keep in touch and be friends outside of here?
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