Well folks the final count is not in yet but if this goes the way I think it will – this country is fucked.
The winning party have run a negative campaign – nothing but fear mongering and lies. Nothing new there tho these people blame absolutely every negative thing on immigrants & Muslims. I even heard one of the F-ers tell a Native Australian to ‘go back where he came from’ — WTF ??? Where the fuck do you think he came from moron, his people have been here for at least 50,000 years – where exactly should he go back to?
I have been having some issues accessing my companies Azure portal, I am supposed to be an administrator for it and have full access. Today I tried logging a support call online, this has been one of the most annoying and frustrating experiences in my life, after what happened today I have been left with the impression that Micro$haft do not give a fuck about their customers.
The problems all started from when I tried to logon, I knew something was up because it asked if it was company or personal email, I had used this account to log onto the portal countless times and was only asked this the very first time I used it. I chose company and gained access, everything looked fine, the company name & my name appeared in the top right corner but when I tried to access some of the resources there was nothing there. I then tried to check the subscription but there wasn’t one listed ?????? So after a bit of troubleshooting and lot of swearing I tried to open a support call through the portal. This is when the real nightmare started, on the support page I got one option only I selected it and had to supply some info, like the product I was using, what subscription issue I had, give a description of the issue. I then get sent to a page which had a number of things I could try (all of which I had already done), there were only 2 ways to leave the page – close it or click on a link, like an idiot I clicked on the link and ended up at the very first page I started off at with exactly the option. I spent ages looking for an email address or phone number I could call but NOTHING, ALL support options lead back to the same useless page.
Getting VERY frustrated I Googled “Micro$haft support phone number” and actually got a hit. I called the number and got onto a machine and listened to about 30 seconds of drivel about how the call will be monitored and the information used and if I did not agree to their terms I could basically go fuck myself, so I agreed. One of the options after this appeared promising so I selected it, got another recorded message and was transferred, just to start the process off all over again – how they record & use the info & how I could go fuck myself etc etc etc. Finally I got another set of options, the second one was EXACTLY what I needed, selected it with hope in my heart – just to get the ‘go fuck yourself’ message again, then the phone started ringing – life was looking up, maybe I would finally get some assistance !!!! LIKE FUCK – yet another automated message “We are closed’. FUCK OFF. After being on the phone for more than 5 minutes, not talking to a single human being I get told they are CLOSED, why the fuck couldn’t they say that at the beginning? or at least before the final ‘go fuck yourself’ message.
I think I’ll try an find some way of exacting some sort of revenge on them. Send a parcel of cow shit to a few high up employees maybe, find out someones direct phone number and then open ad for an escort service using it as the point of contact. Subscribe the CEO to a ton of porn & S&M mags. The possibilities are endless and the knowledge that I would be causing then even a fraction of the shit they put us through would make my day = until the next time I have to try and access their fucking “support” system.
There is a large thunderstorm here at the moment. High winds, thunder & lightning. I was in the living room watching the storm when I noticed the sound of a lawnmower. Across the street and a few doors down, someone was mowing his lawn ????? WTF ??????
Lightning is flashing across the sky and thunder following almost immediately. We call these type of people “Temporary Australians”, they are also known as potential Darwin Award winners.
Started watching the program Second Chance. It is an intriguing program and has kept me interested so far, the story line is OK, the acting is OK and the directing and camera work are better then average. There is however one small issue – the damn transparent glass screens, I can see no reason what so ever for using something like a window as a screen. For any number of reasons it would be impractical.
- If the light is brighter behind the screen, it would be hard to see anything.
- If the sun is behind the screen (which happens ALL the time in this show) you can usually see nothing but also you take the chance of developing sight problems from looking at the sun. In one scene they are using the window-screen to develop an identikit picture, only a small portion of the picture can be seen because the sun is directly behind the glass, yet both people stand there as if the sun does not exist.
- Security. Anything you can see everyone else can also.
- Privacy. Same 3 – everyone can see everything.
I don’t know about people in the USA but everywhere else we like at lease a modicum of privacy. Using a window as a screen you not only have everyone in the room able to see what is on it but the whole damn neighbourhood. Why not just put a jumbo screen on your roof and display everything that goes on in your house ? I have even seen renovation programs where you cannot see so much as a curtain nor blind in the whole house, even the bath room. An episode of one program had a scene of a woman getting out of the bath right next to a window that was unshaded with traffic going by outside and houses across the street – may as well post signs for rapists telling them where the easy targets are.
I have had some A-Holes say that privacy no longer exist, well I dare them to post every singe detail of their lives online to prove it, including bank account details, PINs, passwords, security question details. Lets see how long they last – bet their accounts would be empty within minutes of the info being published – ask Jeremy Clarkson, he thought the same thing, until it happened to him.
UPDATE: 24 Mar 2016
Just a quick update, still watching and still intrigued but cannot see this going another season.
Doctor: “What do you think ?”
River: “Of what?”
Doctor: “The new body”
River: “Don’t know yet. I’ve only seen the face”
Just watched episode 12 of Doctor Who, the penultimate episode of the year. It has been left open for some interesting times in future episodes and/or even a spin off series of the 2 immortal ladies. I would have expected a spin off from the Doctors Daughter episode considering that the Doctors Daughter was played by the real life daughter of one of the Doctors and is married to another of the Doctors, talk about keeping it the family.
I must admit that I have not been the greatest fan of the Peter Capaldi (I do like the actor himself) iteration of the Doctor but I do not think they could have gotten anybody better for the last 3 episodes. Finally his passion, his imagination, his commitment is coming through. His voice alone gave us the depths of his feelings, it was completely different from his normal voice, his classical theatre training/experience shone through.
There is a confession that I have to make, that is I watched the original airing of Doctor Who, with the original Doctor, giving a hint of my age. I was hooked on and loved every episode until Sylvester McCoy took over, for some reason I took an instant dislike to the man and I still do not know why. I have watched his episodes since and I still think he was one of if the worst Doctors ever but I did enjoy his episodes on the 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) viewing. My favourite Doctor to date has to be Christopher Eccleston for the simple reasons that he brought new life to the franchise and he was absolutely brilliant. My favourite Doctor for entertainment and likeability has to be David Tennant closely followed by Matt Smith. These people have introduced The Doctor to at least 2 more generations, let’s hope that the BBC and the world in general maintain an affection and it continues for 50+ more years.
P.S. If what I just said does not give you the impression that I am a great Doctor Who fan well – I AM, from the beginning, more than 50 years ago and hopefully for another 50 to come.
Cannot wait for the Christmas episode coming up in a few days.
I was devastated today – I have just found out that Amanda Peterson past away just over a month ago at the age of 43. My mother died just 17 days before her 43rd birthday, this is a very young age to leave us, I am devastated.
The world is by far worse off without her. I do not know how she died, I just know that we have lost someone that brought light into our lives, someone that through her acting brought joy and hope to a lot of people – I will miss her. Amanda, we will miss you for eternity. With a lot of love, farewell.
My sympathies and love go to her family and friends.