May, 2017

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

Like a lot of condos in Bangkok, we receive a communal feed via satellite dish and the channels are known to change at a moments notice without any warning. As it stands now there are only a few English channels available (Al Jazerra, NHK Newsworld, SyFy and Universal channel). Invariably when I switch on the box I will see a re-run of Animals Unleashed or The Bourne Identity for the umteenth time (I know most of the lines now) And I’ve put up with that for far too long! So we recently joined the 21st century and signed up to…

LL Bean surprises, thankfully

LL Bean surprises, thankfully

Hey, if you’ve got a blog, might as well use it to get something off your chest, right? This started out as a post intending to put the boot into LL Bean. Then something good happened – I actually received a positive response from their customer service folks. The backstory I’m a big guy and buying clothes isn’t fun at all, especially in Thailand. Shoes and shorts are two items I simply cannot buy off the rack. Enter on-line commerce. After hitting their website, which is aimed at the global marketplace, I placed my order and waited. Then I waited…

Micro$oft Madness

Micro$oft Madness

I given plenty of $$$ over the years to Micro$oft and in the process helped Mr Gates build a nice little home somewhere in the Pacific Northwest Still waiting for my invite, Bill! Despite that, after configuring Win 7 Pro to handle ICS (which it does quite admirably, I must say!), it started suggesting that I was a bad guy, and my version of Windoze was not the real thing 🙁 Dr Google diagnosed the following for my Genuine Windows 7 starts giving “counterfeit” messages problem: ♦ Right click on CMD => Choose Run as Administrator ♦ Inside the Command…

Hotmail – not so hot

Hotmail – not so hot

I’ve recently gone through the process of trying to reclaim my wife’s Hotmail account – to no avail. Yet again I’m forced to remind you, dear reader, that you don’t own anything! (Especially if it’s cloud based) Hotmail has an interesting history, and you might know something about it if you are older than 30. For some reason I never had a Hotmail address but I know a few people that still do (I’m looking at you, Turtle!1) The takeaway – If you forget your password you will be forced to step through a stupid AI algo facing web page…