MW Mobile Blog

For friends, family and the random search engine visitor. This blog started as an experiment in mobile blogging from my Palm TREO 600 700 Prē HTC Evo,Samsung 5. Now it serves as a simple repository of favorite activities. Expect bad golf, good fishing, great sailing, eating, drinking, adventure travel, occasional politics and anything else I find interesting along the way including, but not limited to, any of the labels listed here...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Guest Bloggers for the Spring Fishing Trip and Tech Vendors Hall of Shame

Due to a cascading set of technical problems, caused by many of my technology providers, I have been unable to begin mobile blogging for the spring fishing trip. My current technology vendor Hall of Shame:
Verizon Mobile customer support, who insisted on updating my TREO 700 software on-line, resulting in the destruction of all data and functionality in the device, including the ability to make or receive calls. They then assured me a replacement phone would arrive in San Francisco on Tuesday before I left for Chicago on Wednesday. It did not, resulting in scramble to get the phone redirected to a Chicago address where I am at today. We orginally planned to be driving to the U.P. of Michigan now, but instead I am sitting here waiting for the phone to arrive and losing a day of our fishing holiday. Thank you Verizon Mobile. Any bets on whether I will be able to get my Treo restored and activiated quickly when it finally arrives?

Network Solutions, who hosts my domain and primary e-mail account, and has somehow corrupted my Inbox so that I can no longer download my e-mails to any mail client. Waiting for e-mail notification of the repair.

Dell Computers and Microsoft, who did not provide a backup Windows disk with my Dell Laptop, requiring a paid call to on-line Dell support to restore Windows when Windows refused to boot. Since then the drivers for the CD/DVD player recorder has not worked, aggravating any efforts to work-around my TREO mobile blogging difficulties.
IMPORTANT NOTE:

I am adding nephews Roy and Brian as guest co-bloggers to the MW Mobile Blog for the duration of the Michigan fishing trip. No telling how this will turn out.

Whatever.

It's not my fault.

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