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Entries Tagged as 'Customer Service'

Excellent Amazon Web Services Support

May 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Had an issue recently with Amazon AWS billing because I rebuilt an instance and mistakenly created it in another zone. What I didn’t realize is that Reserved instances have a zone designation to them so they only apply to instances in the same zone. So, my newly created instance was being charged at the On […]

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Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud | TechCrunch

February 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

First, they said no one will use it, then maybe only startups will use it — but they won’t use it for anything real. Then it was enterprises will never use it, then enterprises will never use it for anything mission critical.

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Dell Finally Replaces The GPU

April 17th, 2009 · No Comments

See this old post for history. I finally got Dell to replace the GPU today. I was mistaken about them replacing absolutely everything except the nVidia GPU. Apparently the heat sinks and fans were not replaced either. I found out that there is one heatsink and fan for the CPU and another for the GPU. […]

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All Nvidia G84 and G86s Are BAD

July 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Back in Dec of 2007 I was experiencing NMI parity errors with my laptop. It seemed to be after very intense graphic use and the cooling fans switching to high and low. It wouldn’t happen right away but it was getting to the point that it was happening too often that I wanted to do […]

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Category: Dell · Nvidia


Apple Not Happy With Rogers iPhone Pricing

July 7th, 2008 · No Comments

I can only hope that these stories are true and that Rogers crawls back under a rock where they belong. Fortune article is here. National Post article here. All started from this blog post here. Source: Mark Evan’s Blog.

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Category: General · Rogers Cable Internet


Buyer Beware – Mattamy Homes

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

A Mattamy Home buyer’s experience both with the builder and the Town Of Oakville: This blog is going to inform you of problems that have occurred.  To protect myself from libel issues, I can only tell you of experiences I have had – facts.  I will offer you links that will help you and discuss […]

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Category: Mattamy Homes


Another Reason Why Rogers Sucks

April 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Michael Geist has the full blog post here: If true, this form of network interference – implemented with virtually no transparency and now affecting basic Internet services such as email – demonstrates why a dedicated consumer complaints commission is a good start, but a place to complain is not enough.  The solution lies in creating […]

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Category: General · Rogers Cable Internet


BabyTel Customer Service

October 15th, 2005 · No Comments

Well folks, this is what you can expect from BabyTel customer service. Note the date my email was sent (over 3 freakin months ago). Thanks for the response!!!! Your message To: babyTEL Customer Care Cc: Subject: RE: softphoneSent: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 15:56:06 -0400 was deleted without being read on Sat, 15 Oct 2005 00:07:10 […]

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Trying To Purchase XTen Pro

August 4th, 2005 · No Comments

Looks to me like SipPhone is a dead end company. Its really too bad. My experience trying to purchase XTen pro as described here was a joke. Here is a thread that followed when I opened a ticket on the issue. How do companies like this stay in business more than a day when they […]

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Category: SipPhone


Linksys PAP2 And Anti-competitive practice

July 18th, 2005 · No Comments

I wrote about Linksys and their declining customer service in the past but this time its about their anti-competitive practices. Just recently I purchased a Linksys PAP2 VoIP adapter thinking I could use it to connect to my VoIP provider. It does say on the box that it is a Vonage start-up kit but nowhere […]

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Category: General · Linksys