Archive for March, 2013

How to tell you’re doing it wrong…..

Posted March 26, 2013 By Ruth

…..when you expect your state’s taxpayers to subsidize the increased minimum wage…..you might want to reconsider that proposal……

Yesterday I attempted to reset the payment option in my Itunes to Paypal since the credit card I’d been using had expired.  I’ve done it before, I know the process, not a big deal.

Except it didn’t work. 

I went through the process and instead of being re-directed back to Itunes I was redirected to the Itunes website…..Weird, but whatever.  Went back to Itunes, found the song I wanted to buy….and got told that my credit card was expired.  WTF?

Went through the process, again, very very carefully reading everything this time, figuring I must have clicked a wrong option by mistake.  Same result.

WTF?

A check on Paypal confirms that THEY have approved the process no problem, but apparently that fact isn’t reaching Itunes.

Try it again with both the firewall and anti-virus turned off.  Still doesn’t work.

Figure out how to email Itunes tech support, detail whats happened, along with my Itunes version and my browser version, and send off the email.

A couple hours later I get a response….with the generic instructions for changing my payment option in Itunes.

I muttered nasty things about tech support people who can’t be bothered to actually READ the complaint enough to vary from the script, and reply, with something pretty close to those words, except politer.

A couple hours later I get an email stating “so sorry, please try changing the payment option via your Ipad?”

I send back “there’s no option to use Paypal when setting it up via the Ipad”

A couple hours later I get another email, asking me to please go to this link and verify that my account information is correct, and then try again. 

I send back “its all correct, still doesn’t work”

A couple hours later I get an email stating “according to our records you’re using an older version of Itunes, please update and try again”

I send back an email stating that I AM using the most current version of Itunes, and it still doesn’t work.

This morning I got an email asking me to please uninstall and then re-install Itunes and then try again.

Ok, I can do that.  Except…..I can’t download the Itunes installer??  I click on the download option, Firefox asks me if I want to save or run, I click save, it asks me where, and I say the desktop and click ok…..and nothing happens.

WTF??

So I try it with IE.  And it works……hmmmm…….

Uninstall, reboot, and reinstall Itunes.  The Paypal connection still isn’t working correctly…..

And little light bulb goes off.  I open up IE, set it to my default browser, and try the process to make Paypal my payment choice again.  And it works perfectly.

*sigh*

So I sent an email back to the tech support person with that information along with the suggestion that it get added to their default list of things to check and that someone might want to inform whoever does their programming…..

And then I go hit the FF support page.  Looks like I’m not the first person to have trouble with trying to download the Itunes file, and its ONLY the itunes file (cause yes, I’ve been downloading stuff all week no problem).  I follow the suggestions (resetting some options in the about:config) and hey, I can download the Itunes file!  I don’t know WHY resetting those options made a difference.  They SHOULDN’T have, as they were still valid options for my comptuer, and I could still download everything ELSE.  But they did.  I haven’t tried playing with Itunes and the payment options again…..

So I sent a note off to the FF folks too.  No idea if its a FF problem or an Itunes problem, but hopefully one of them will fix it!

The Moon

Posted March 24, 2013 By Ruth

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Did you know

Posted March 24, 2013 By Ruth

That if you buy fresh mozzarella cheese, and then forget about it in the fridge…….the mold it grows is red-orange?

Well, Apollo’s thrilled…..

Posted March 23, 2013 By Ruth

Two weeks ago we had grass that was turning green, and crocus blooming, and the rest of the spring bulbs working on sprouting.  No snow, and even temps up into the 60s.

Now, there’s several inches of snow on the ground.  Its not stopped, not really, for the last week.  The only reason we’re not up to feet of snow again is because the day time temps keep getting just enough above freezing to melt large percentages of it.

*sigh* I want spring!!!!!  *sniffle*

Your daily laugh

Posted March 20, 2013 By Ruth

Either you know, or you don’t know….

Posted March 14, 2013 By Ruth

Had to ignore the news yesterday after getting pissed enough to yell at the TV.

“Local” shooting, at least two killed, two wounded (those numbers have changed since), news conference with the Gov and other high and mighties to tell us all how horrible it is (like we didn’t already know).  One guy (I didn’t catch name or title) steps up to the mic to tell us about the victims.  Victims IDs not given here since they don’t need to be related to this rant in a search…..

“Joe Blow, who we believe was in his 40’s or 50’s and who we believe was a 5 yr veteran of such and so service, and Joe Random who we believe  was in his 40’s or 50’s and who we believe worked for X company…..”

And about that point I started yelling at the idiot standing infront of the mic that there should be no “we believe” when it comes to listing the victims.  Either you KNOW who these people are, how old they are and where they worked.  Or you do NOT know, and in that case you shouldn’t be announcing ANY of it!!!!  Idiot!!

In which I am extremely and utterly amused

Posted March 11, 2013 By Ruth

Judge Cans Soda Ban.

Poor Bloomie, its so hard to discover that not everyone agrees with you huh?

Absolutely positively NO

Posted March 10, 2013 By Ruth

I keep seeing this ad on TV:

And all I can think of is that there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY IN HELL I’M VOLUNTARILY HANDING A COP MY CELL PHONE, digital insurance card or not…..and I don’t even have anything to hide!!!!

Remind me

Posted March 10, 2013 By Ruth

Why we do daylight savings again?  I hate time changes…..