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This is a sad story. Carl gets suspended three days for sending a message via the NET SEND command to the computers on his school’s network. Hilarious! Hopefully the school will hire some proper IT people to avoid the “catastrophy” in the future …
[via Lethargic Ramblings]
The link is in Spanish, but they say that the new firmware for the Pioneer drives (SuperDrive) will double the capacity for burning DVD’s. I have been comtemplating buying one for my old G4 and now it just got a little bit more interesting! www.faq-mac.com
MacRumors is putting some pieces together that make sense. HP iPods in June, photo book ordering from iPhoto available in June and the earlier rumor that iTMS Europe would come in May 2004… We shall see…
[via Mac Rumors]
On average I’ve ordered from Amazon once a week for the last four years or so. Not just books, but power tools, toys, kitchen stuff, the whole lot. Given the volume of my orders I think their customer service is super great; it sets the gold standard for other companies. No other merchant online or offline has provided the ease and accuracy of ordering as Amazon does. Still, in my experience there are occasionally glitches that their email-bots can’t deal with, usually entailing a minor billing snafu. In these rare cases you need Amazon.com’s almost-secret real-person customer service telephone number. You won’t find it on their website. I once got it by calling 800 directory assistance. In any case, they make it hard to find because a call costs Amazon more, so you should jot down this number for those special moments when only a human will do: 800-201-7575.
I have never had to call them though. This is the number for the US store…
This was my second visit to an Apple Store. This one not a pleasant one… I bought a RAM module in Ohio, and it was giving me kernel panics on a regular basis Unfortunately my travel lans took me from Ohio to Georgia, so I had to go there to have it fixed. They could not do it. They didn’t even have the module in stock… So I decided to buy one in Europe.
I have to say though, that the Americans are sooo spoiled when it comes to choice! Man, they have all sorts of apps, drives, gadgets and so on for your Mac! I ran into a guy from the UK there, and he totally agreed with me, when I said that we are Europeans (as well as other non Americans) are treated as second class. We get the soft- and hardware later and at a much higher price. Take the new iLife suite: Eric Meyer (American) is complaining about the $49 price tag for the apps. “I don’t need GarageBand nor iMovie…” Well I don’t need GarageBand either, but I will still pay the equivalent of $62 for iLife. Same crap with the price for .Mac…