AT&T continues to be fun and exciting

So at the office we have been having problems with AT&T for almost a month solid now. Between screwing up the move of the circuits. The dsl has been about as functional as a bald tire on an icy road.
This most recent development has been they blame me for the issue.

So I stayed up all  night 2 nights ago and went through each machine. Everything was fine. I have traffic monitors on each machine. If I am pushing 900M of traffic I would be amazed. They were claiming 6-7GB of traffic in an hour.

It is very possible that I was undergoing a DDOS attack or the modem sucked, but it has been one adventure after another. The connection dropped again today and finally I got the tech to call me back and tell me he has not seen anymore issue. I have photos and logs of my machines and their results. AT&T needs to realize this is not my issue. I would like to see internet for more than 3 days without issue. That may be asking to much.

AAA bailed on my wife and 3 year old daughter.

I posted this on my facebook page today.

So I had to like your page in order to convey the message of how disappointed I am with your service. Unfortunately I can’t dislike your page and tag you in posts that debase you and your poor level of service. So my liking your page is a lie I used just to be able to tag you.

AAA I can deal with being left in as parking lot for 3 plus hours if it was just myself. It was however also my wife and 3 year old daughter. This information was conveyed in the first call and all the other calls I made after to try and figure out what was going on. This could have been fixed very readily with a locksmith. However you failed to be able get one who would service the vehicle that evening. Most likely because as I am learning companies no longer want to do business with you. So after several failed attempts to get a locksmith. I said can you at least get us towed home. You failed on the first attempt and when I called back to find out what was going on your operator put me on hold for fifteen minutes. I was upset when she finally got back because I literally felt she had forgotten about us. She said I had to place you on a brief hold and that I should nor be so upset. Newsflash 15 minutes in cold weather is a long time. I reminded her that I have a 3 year old here. She said that was not in the information. I have been on the phone 6-8 times with AAA by then and mentioned it each time. I finally called my brother in law who came and got my wife and child because basically your operator said they had no way to help us and AAA would reimburse us. When I finally do guilt an operator to get us a truck. I mention I am in a parking lot with 50,000 other cars as I did when we agreed to get a tow truck after your failed attempts to get a locksmith. You remember the locksmith that is what started this whole thing. So what arrives. A flatbed big enough to haul a train on. Fortunately the driver was skilled and I made sure no parked on either side of the car. Thankfully my brother in law took my wife and daughter home so I could deal with the tow truck. My brother in law showed up when he said he was going to. The tow driver and I managed to get the car loaded while blocking most of the exit route for other cars in that route but it was the only way we could got the tow truck. 4 hours later after this started I signed the paperwork indicating my car was home. Now today instead of doing the work I had scheduled I will be finding a locksmith. Remember that was the original issue. AAA you need to become familiar with the word contrition. There are dictionaries all over the internet to help you with that.

Lost some respect for Mike Roselle today

Mike Roselle is a very cool guy who has done some amazing things. Not the least of which is creating Earth First. We all are entitled to be disappointed by our heroes. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate Mike, I am just disappointed.

Mike basically goes off on Bill Mahrer a comedian who has some very strong anti religious points of view. Yesterday 2 muslims shot dead 12 people at a satire news publication in France.  Mike decided to trash Bill and his anti religious views. Unfortunately the exchange makes Mike look bad and most of his commenters look like uniformed idiots that are the stereotype of the treehugger movement.

No the atheists are not responsible for the greatest mass murders out there. Yes religion has lead to some of the greatest atrocities in history.

No I do not support religion.


Baby Formula Bulshit

So recently I came across this piece of drivel. I decided to respond to it. They are assuming that baby formula contains crap ingredients. Well a couple of minutes on similac’s site showed that was basically bullshit.  However I will say this a few minutes extra would have shown that is one of Similac’s products. It is one of their products. It belongs to Similac’s Soy Isomil 20. You can see it here.
Similac Soy Isomil 20

So is this some toxic baby formula? No actually it is designed for infants with special dietary needs. Infants that can’t digest normal breast milk or milk based formula. I discovered that after lambasting this loser.  However at least I looked.

Look if you can breast feed I think you should. It should be the primary means for feeding your infant. However if you can’t formula is not going to hurt your baby. And if you baby has digestive issues there are special types of formula that will help your baby be able to digest the formula so your child gets proper nutrition.


Follow up: Just to show how little effort this moron was willing to put in. I was spoon feeding him the list so he could check the ingredient list. Instead he can’t even count. I kept calling him out on it because it goes to show how little effort he was willing to actually put into it. Then he has his defender. I am suppose to come off as nice to idiots. Not going to happen.