Wednesday, January 15, 2014
You live by technology, you die by technology
Technology really kicked my ass yesterday. My business email just vanished. Pffffft! I can't access my business website, and my email can't forward (link?) over to my personal email account. I used to log in to my personal Yahoo account, then I could skip back and forth between the two emails....been doing it that way for years.
And I use my biz email as my "paper trail". I have thousands of emails saved, available to refer back to if needed. Where'd they go?
K says they're on a cloud somewhere, but I have no idea which one. So what am I supposed to do? Call Google, Yahoo, Apple, Amazon, the NSA, etc and ask 'em if they have my stuff? And if they do, I'm sure they're gonna want a password.
"Sure, here's 50....let's try 'em all and see if one of them works." I'll be "locked out" after the first 3 and have the FBI after me for suspicion of hacking. DUH!
And on a non-technology matter, even dinner kicked my ass, too. The little jingle on TV said, "Any footlong Subway sandwich....$5 all month long." So I went to get K and me a footlong Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt for dinner last night. They made it, toasted it, put on my toppings, wrapped it up, and then said, "That will be $7.75."
"Umm....what happened to $5?"
She pointed to the small print on the bottom of the menu 15 feet up in the air, 30 feet behind the counter. It said, "Any footlong except the Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt". Those bastards!
Then back home I pulled up my ATT Uverse app on my iPad to check the TV schedule and it said I had no favorites saved. Bullshit!
It wants me to look through 800 channels just to find the 10 or so I actually watch? I've been looking at it every evening for months. I know I have them saved. Where'd they go?
Then I tried to log out and then back in, and it said it couldn't find the server. It...couldn't...find...the...server? How do you lose an entire $%^& server? Aren't they the size of a refrigerator?
Is there some weird sunspot activity going on? I mean, why me? Why couldn't it smite Iran or North Korea or Cleveland?