21 posts • joined Monday 6th April 2009 10:19 GMT
TomTom's lost it
This is merely the latest episode in a long line of tomfoolery. Their system still refuses to recognise my Go530T as eligible for Traffic updates since they inadvertently managed to disable that function with a similarly half-baked update some time ago.
Paris, because that's probably where you'd end up when driving to Penzance.
A pedigree chum
All together now, "Nick nack paddiwack..."
I must confess to having an underwear-threatening moment during the upgrade from Vista. When prompted to plonk in the magic number, it advises you not to type the dashes as they'd be inserted automatically - they weren't.
Apart from that, and the extra steps now required to accomplish a basic task, it's worth the money to finally have a stable, fully-functioning and much more responsive system.
Just Another Lemming
The very instant that Amazin' finally gets its act together and lets me have my pre-ordered Upgrade version of the W7 upgrade, I'll be dropping it over the top of Vista on this box, while fervently hoping it doesn't all end in tears. I therefore confidently predict that this thread will be dead and buried long before I'm fully up and running again with a shiny new OS.
As a committed Luddite, I'm open to any and all suggestions as to how I can stick with the 'Classic' interface I've insisted on clinging to, despite improvements that Redmond keep trying to foist on me with each successive version of Windows.
Answers, on a postman, to...
Licensed To Kill
In the real world, before anyone's allowed to drive a car they must take a competence test in order to acquire a licence. Then, if they screw up, the licence attracts penalty points until it's eventually taken away and they're prevented from driving for a while.
So why not send first-time computer users and their thumbprints off to web-wisdom school?
An ISP should then be required to see a user's licence before letting them loose on the web. Consequently, if the user gets a dose and doesn't clean up their act, they should be issued a warning and some idiot points - too many points and they lose their connection. In that way the dangerously stupid can be prevented from arsing things up for their peers.
Call me a control freak, but I've suddenly gone all Biometric. Let's not put the government in charge of such a scheme though, eh?
Humble Pie, or Pork?
TomTom have now apologised - fair enough. However, since the explanation given in their apology differs from the explanation they gave in their original excuse, would it be terribly uncharitable of me to assume that at least one of those explanations must be a porkie?
I could forgive a little bit of creativity from their PR department after such an almighty b*lls-up, but even the new map they were announcing now seems to have been nothing more than a figment of someone's fevered imagination over there at Muppet Labs.
Paris - because that's where you'd end up if looking for Bristol.
Why not take things to their logical conclusion and start calling "stock shrinkage" by its real name?
This problem could be easily solved if they designed smaller Australians.
Whilst I commend Orange for employing people with learning difficulties, I'm still trying to get them to restore access to my email which they broke when 'upgrading' my mobile account at the beginning of May.
Could we fix the important stuff first, please?
Loneliness of the long-distance punter
It's quite a coincidence how the three of us whose webs went missing for an entire weekend all live in Dorset. I firmly believe this warrants investigation at the highest levels, or something.
As result of this particular piece of contractual shafting, customers of the ISP Namesco and others enjoyed a lost weekend from around 1pm on Saturday until 3am this morning. Luckily, a recorded message on its telephone support line directed customers to a helpful page of updates.
- iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system
- Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job