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My wife never set up a web page, either. She owns and operates a small ranch, raising goats. The private domain gives us control over our email and gives us an air of legitimacy when we deal with other businesses.
The level of organizational stupidity is astounding. I'll wager that there are people in Bell Canada that know this is a problem.
Last week my natural gas provider sent me my monthly email informing me that this month's statement was available. Since I'm on auto-pay, I don't usually login to my account. I was curious about my usage, so this month I did, where upon I learned I was behind in my payments - by months. Huh?
Digging further, it appears that their database turns off auto-pay if you change payment accounts. The web site doesn't tell you this, it just happens. I looked diligently in their email - no mention of my account being late. I suppose the heat turning off might clue me in.
So I wrote them a nice customer feedback email explaining that their system was flawed and needed some corrections. Customer service informed me that just because I have auto-pay, wait for it, I still need to verify it's working.
They missed the entire point of my email. I'm reading about how Marriott, Dell, Dunkin Donuts, Home Depot, Target, etc have all had recent data breaches. Sort of explains why my card # has been stolen 6 times in the last 3 years.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
Anyways, I have moved to Netherlands. So far everything has been good personally. Financially I am screwed because every service (in India) I engage with is run by idiots. I am OK shelling out money as long as they do the job. They don't.
Positives? I like it here. Lots of walking, less pollution and so many beers!
Work wise, I am going to miss programming. If I get time I might write an odd method here and there but I see I have moved to the dark side (no not management, consultant).
If anyone here is thinking to move to another country, understand their laws and also keep aside 3 times normal monthly budget for at least 2 months after moving.
Apsrt from this spend time understanding their culture but I make sure I do not copy or pretend to be like them. It really has helped me in my 8 years of travel around the World.
Now, real question, did someone beat OG in points? Did DD came back? Did hamsters make a union and now we are all slaves?
Hadn't seen you for a while, Welcome back! Well OG got beat once in points but he came back stronger than ever, Nothing has been seen of Darlek since Pikey accusations, he was running as a local politicain as far as I can tell he wasn't victorious...The hamsters get a little annoyed now and then but haven't forced into Human Balls yet (kinda like a Zorb, but made from polycarbonate)...