Thursday, December 20, 2007

Cinderellas castle

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sydney in the disney store playing and eating her three day old sucker

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Still waiting to leave for disney Our fligt crew could not get here in time even though all the passengers could notice the ground crew drying their gloves

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Its finally snowing here and i started blowing up the sled too bad we are leaving for disney tomorrow

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sydney and zane having breakfast

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Riding in sydney car seat on the way to harbor freight

Friday, September 07, 2007

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sony sucks
Called Microsoft Genuine Advantage line because had to recover Scott King's Sony Vaio and even though I purchased the Recovery DVD for this model it Blue Screens on the video driver after the recovery. After fighting with Sony telling them their DVD has the wrong video driver and they not listening to me. I call the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Line at 1-866-530-6599 after the Dell XP Home recovery DVD actually does restore to this machine and runs fine. But of course it does need activation.

A very nice lady answers and I think, oh wow, an English speaking person. This might actually be a nice call the Microsoft. I'm not a theif....I have a Sony Vaio with an valid XP Home Edition OEM sticker on the bottom of the laptop for which the OEM should provide support and they are not resolving the problem. So I go up the chain to Microsoft, should be no problem. I'm a legit user.

After clicking on the phone option and reading off the pile of numbers for her she waits for a bit and then it states she cannot give me an activation code and will have to hand me over to support.....so I wait and then get transfered over to somebody in India that can barely speak English. I explain the problem and he says that I have 2 options. 1. Go to support.microsoft.com and search for help using the Genuine Advantage software or 2. Purchase technical support at 50 some-odd dollars an hour. To which I say I will pass on that and then he hangs up the phone. What rhymes with Chicken Bone? Dial-tone.

So now I'm pissed. I am an honest person trying to fix an obvious problem. Microsoft gives the software to OEM's at a deeply discounted rate so they can get people hooked on Microsoft products, but the OEM refuses to support it! And so does Microsoft in this case! This is the kind of stuff that gives Microsoft a bad name.

So what do I do now? I'm not about to pay for Windows. I already have via the OEM.

UPDATE:

So what I did was this: Fire up the Sony restore DVD and they had the WPA file on there as well as the serial number in the Unattended.txt file, so I fired up the Sony in safe mode and dumped the file into System32 and then restarted the machine. It said I needed to register so then I punched in the serial number and it worked. The only thing I have to do now is track down a video driver that actually works with that mobo-video. All the ATI drivers cause it to bomb.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

The last couple of MoBlog posts were just to see if I had my camera phone configured correctly for sending SMS/MMS content to my blog. I'm going to try and post more of that type of content here for archival purposes.

Family relaxing

Huddle up

Friday, June 29, 2007

I've decided to quit being a bum and start posting to this since I haven't really touched it since 2003! Looks like I'm a late adopter (or was I an early adopter, I don't know). Anyway, the reason I'm writing this is because I saw something that was just a little out of this world during my lunch break and I was thinking I wish I really had a camera. BTW: I was listening to a podcast review of the iPhone while I was in disbelief of what I saw and then I remembered I had a camera phone, but by then it was too late.....

So I'm driving to the local park to read my Toledo Blade for some weekend activities (one of America's worst newspapers - I get the paper for the ads and crossword puzzles. I got 7 days/week for a little over $50). So call me a nerd....I don't care. Anyway, I pass a Toledo garbage truck stopped in the right lane of a 4 lane road and the driver is walking across 4 lanes of traffic to get some lunch at a diner (forgot the name). Anyway, I get in the left lane, say a "Must be nice to just not follow traffic laws" and continue on my way. Then I get stopped by a train. I'm there for a couple of minutes (not a lot of traffic on this road) and here comes the garbage truck in the right lane behind me....he stops and waits for the train also.

Then the driver gets out of the cab, and runs over to the side of the road ducking behind a 6 foot pine bush and a brick business building and is standing there. We I can't see it, but I know what he's doing. This guy is urinating in the bushes next to a public road. I just can't believe it! How do you wrap a story like that up?