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Still insist?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:29 PM (0 replies)


Not my idea, but damn, I wish it was!

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:44 PM (6 replies)

Dad? DAD???

(A little late, but I've just escaped from a couple days in cyber hell...)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:51 AM (10 replies)

gritchfest, aka Hotmail Hell

Went to check my email this afternoon, my hotmail address that I’ve had forever, the one I use to stay in touch with family AND to pay bills. All that info is kept in folders there.

Anyhow, when I logged in a little Microsoft sign came up asking me to confirm my identity. Say what? So, I clicked on their link, answered their questions, filled out their form...then they ask for at least one email addy that I’ve sent to and the precise wording in that subject line — and how the hell am I supposed to do that when I can’t even open my damn mailbox?? So I did my best, they asked for an alternate email where they can reach me, and they sent me a note saying that my answers were inadequate to confirm my identity!

I tried again. Same questions, fuller answers (like my full name rather than the nickname I’ve always used online), same security question/answer, yada yada — got the same response. Well phooey.

Went online, found a Microsoft “support” number, called it. Once I got through their terribly inadequate phone triage, a young man picked up. We spent a good fifteen minutes repeating ourselves because I couldn’t understand him and he couldn’t understand me. He finally gave me an online address to fix the problem, gave me a case #, and bye bye. Went to that addy, and it was the same damned useless form! I told myself that he must have pushed a button somewhere to make the thing work; he hadn’t, and it didn’t. In fact, this time it came back with a very terse “You’ve tried too many times! Go away! Don’t come back for at least 24 hours!”

Half a bottle of tums later, I’m reconciled to waiting until tomorrow to try again. For all the intellectual brilliance that went into the creation of Microsoft and it’s bazillion children, their “support” structure really does suck pond scum.


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 3, 2018, 10:26 PM (1 replies)

Massive police response breaks up protest blockade at ICE headquarters in Colorado

CENTENNIAL — Dozens of law enforcement officers, many dressed in full tactical gear, have arrived to break up a protest at ICE’s Colorado headquarters here just south of Denver.

Demonstrators who support abolishing the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency began blockading the two entrances to the ICE field office around 11 a.m., in a protest against family separation and other alleged mistreatment of undocumented people.

As of 6:30 p.m., police were still in the process of breaking up one of the two blockades. One by one, officers hauled the members of one of the blockades into a police van. It was one of at least a dozen law enforcement vehicles on scene

About 50 other protestors, some of whom have been camped outside the ICE headquarters since Sunday evening, were there supporting the blockade. They were not effective in blocking access to the building, however, as police escorted cars out during the afternoon, across the grass next to the parking lot.....

more at link


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 2, 2018, 08:59 PM (5 replies)

SHS strikes again.

Sorry, couldn't find an emoticon for "laughing til I cry"...


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:08 PM (1 replies)
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