Monday, August 11, 2008

Please Do Not Adjust Your Set...

We are experiencing technical difficulties...please stand by...

what a shame it is that my kids will have no idea what I just quoted....

Okay, so what's up with the graphics, etc? I'm apparently having some domain issues. Friday morning at work I went to renew my domain, and noticed that it said the domain had expired 8/2007. Figured it was just a glitch--a disturbing glitch, but no biggie. I mean...the thing had worked for the year since then. (and yes, I had renewed it back then)

Then I go through the entire renewal process and the last screen tells me it doesn't work. Huh.

So I hopped into a tech support "live chat" with someone who just didn't seem to understand I what I was asking. "You need to renew your domain." "Yes, that's my problem....it's not working." "Do x, y, and z." "Did that...and it didn't work, 'tis why I'm talking to you." "Did you do what I said?" ARRRRGH!

30 minutes later, I received the auto-generated email saying my 2008 renewal had worked.

30 minutes later, I got an email from the tech support guy saying that we seemed to have been cut off (we hadn't been cut off, I told him I was just going to wait until I could call someone), but he'd be willing to help.

And sometime after I left for vacation, the domain went away. Am not really sure what's going on at all. Bear with me...

1 comments:

Micah said...

There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image; make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to the outer limits.

- The original series was excellent, the newer was trashy.