CLOUD: Google is “blind” to what3words addressing

Monday, April 3, 2017 

When I search for “where is what3words”, I get send to the what3words website.

Doesn’t Google understand that is a location using this universal addressing scheme.

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I guess not!

So much for google being the all-seeing all-knowing tool.


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CLOUD: Amazon Prime Videos broken?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

2017-Feb-11 1221 


Your Account
Message From Customer Service
Hello Ferdinand,

I’m sorry to hear that you’re receiving geographical restrictions errors while trying to watch Amazon Videos.

Upon checking our resources, I found that there’s an ongoing issue with this error. Our technical team is working on this issue to fix this at the earliest.

A little patience is all we require from your side while we work on this issue.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best regards,
Keerthi U
Thank you.



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CLOUD: Google’s New Trusted Contacts Shares Your Location with Loved Ones In Real Time

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Google’s New Trusted Contacts Shares Your Location with Loved Ones In Real Time

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Ever since “a certain young lady” has me watching the crime shows (i.e., L&O of all genres and Investigation Discovery), I’ve realized how important it is for me to have “trusted contacts” in case she “sacks” me. (Never knew how many women killers there were IRL!)


You might want to avail yourself of it. 

Android only! (Boo, on Google!)

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CLOUD: Another “cloud” is proved unreliable

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


MAILCHIMP is unresponsive.

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You submitted your compliance questionnaire on Aug 14, 2016 8:08 pm, and our team is reviewing your responses. While your account is under review, you’ll be unable to send live or test campaigns, but Campaign Builder, signup forms and reports still work.

We respond to users in the order their information is received, so someone will be in touch with you soon. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST.

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CLOUD: Backup your work ALWAYS

Friday, July 22, 2016

Google takes down man’s blog, erasing 14 years of work
By Michael Harthorne  Published July 19, 2016  Newser

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An acclaimed artist says he lost 14 years of work when Google took down his blog last month.

Artist Dennis Cooper made a horrifying discovery June 27: His 14-year-old blog—the sole home of his experimental writing, research, photographs, and more—was gone, Art Forum reports.

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Backup, backup, backup.

“Two is one; one is none.” (Old military preparedness adage.)

There really is no excuse for getting caught short like this.

Take this as your OFFICIAL warning.

(Despite the illusion, only BAD stuff stays on the inet forever!)

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Was it done to stick one in the eye of the ordinary viewer who looks at the hijab as a sign of the slavery of Muslim women by a male- dominated and clearly violent religion?

CLOUD: FACEBOOK has new “forgot password” hurdle

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2016-May-28 1020

Last night I was playing “tech support” and helping a noob get setup on my “loaner chromebook” while his win doze machine was at the Geek Squad for some kind of service. (Sounds like a motherboard failure.)

Of course, like most people — even those who should know better — he doesn’t remember his passwords.

(Of course, he doesn’t use LASTPASS, KEYPASS, or any other the other countless utilities. Argh!)

So we walked him through “forgot my password” on GMAIL, FACEBOOK, etc. etc.

All was going well, until FACEBOOK allowed him to reset his password, but then locked him out for 24 hours. 

(I could not get a screen shot of it. Others were at the controls “to learn” cause I go to fast. Argh!)

So be advise, FACEBOOK has put another wrinkle in your way.



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CLOUD: Let’s explain why our service won’t do something so obvious?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Dear Valued Client,


We are unable to resolve this via an e-mail request. Please allow us to explain to you the situation. Please call Paytrust Customer Service at 1-800-729-8787 and a member of our support staff will assist you with your concern properly. I apologize for any inconvenience.




Lebanon M.
April 30, 2016

Bill Payment Services Provided by Metavante Payment Services, LLC
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