Archives for: April 2005

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04/30/05

  04:44:32 pm, by The Dreamer   , 196 words  
Categories: VoIP

VoIP and Faxing

Strange thing, since I made the switch to using Lingo (instead of landline) for my fax machine, I've had a lot more situations where I've needed to send a fax.
:??:
Originally, I had tested one fax number and found that Lingo was slower than Vonage for the send, but it worked and with the DSL filter it made a significant improvement.

But, since then all the faxes I've tried to send have failed if I use Lingo. I always end up switching my machine over to my Vonage box and the send works first time.
:**:
So, I guess I'm thinking that I'll sign up for the Add-a-Fax option for Vonage, and move my fax machine over. Though I'll keep Lingo. Perhaps it'll be the box I toss into my suitcase for when I want to talk VoIP with me. It does have the advantage in being a router, while my Vonage box is only an ATA.

Though as a result, I hardly use Lingo. Though it does offer features that I would like to make more use of... :?

Perhaps there'll someday there'll be the changes in my life where I'll get more use of the service....

04/27/05

  10:52:16 pm, by The Dreamer   , 5 words  
Categories: General

Pi to 1,000,000 places

  12:01:35 pm, by The Dreamer   , 184 words  
Categories: Stuff, Hardware

IDF 2005 Wireless USB Demo : Gizmodo

Link: http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/peripherals/idf-2005-wireless-usb-demo-038936.php

This sounds it would be a cool gadget....might be a better solution to a problem I'm contemplating.... :yes:

Namely, it is time for a new printer...the one I'm eyeballing has a much bigger footprint than my old one, so I might have to put it in a different room and then how do I use it comes into play.

A network printer is an option, though not really. I suppose rearranging my computer room is another option, but that's too much work...especially all the digging that would be involved. Like there's a printer desk under all the network stuff and papers that is growing in the pile behind my chair |-|

Though if I do get a laser printer....network will probably be the way to go, since there's also a power issue in my computer room.

But, outside of my computer room...wireless is pretty much my only option. Since the room's position in my apartment doesn't make it easy to run wires along the floor without crossing traffic areas (and I'm already uncoordinated enough with my positional vertigo problems :|)....

Hmmm....

04/24/05

  09:11:57 pm, by The Dreamer   , 9 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: The Incredibles: Bonus Material

04/21/05

  06:17:46 pm, by The Dreamer   , 80 words  
Categories: Home Theatre, Travel, AppleTV, HDTV

Sony HD Digital Video Recorders

Link: http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_BrowseCatalog-Start?CategoryName=tvhav_HDDVRs&Dept=tvvideo

Looks like the Sony HD DVRs are finally going to appear....wonder if I'll get one.

Probably work out to be a better way than building an HTmac around the EyeTV 500....except that I can't afford one at the moment, because I've spent money on various other things...such as the EyeTV 500 :P

Plus, there's how am I going to pay for my vacation...both the parts that have already been billed and the parts that will be billed..... U-(

  08:47:59 am, by The Dreamer   , 77 words  
Categories: General

Now I'm even more ticked?

Today I found a charge I didn't recognize on my Mastercard....after much thought and checking my records, I go to dispute the charge.

Response...because of the type of charge, they will automatically close my account immediately and in 3-5 days I'll get a new card/account number. :##

Now I have to track down the automatic billers to the card.... :**:

....and I wonder what happens to the payment I made to my card, which hasn't posted yet? :??:

04/20/05

  01:26:43 pm, by The Dreamer   , 386 words  
Categories: General

ARGH, Overstock.com does it again....

Link: http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?page=proframe&prod_id=644318#

ARGH!!! :##

Back on March 18th, some what impulsively, I ordered a watch from Overstock.com. Described as "Lucien Piccard Men's Chronograph Tachymeter Grey Watch" and "Features include: Deployment clasp"....

Watch Image Watch Clasp

I thought it looked cool, and it had the kind of clasp I wanted...my last watch had what they call a hidden clasp...I hate it, so I wanted to make sure whatever watch I got next had the more normal deployment clasp.

Problem was that when it arrived on March 24th...it had the hidden clasp, the very thing I didn't want the watch to have. I suppose buying a new strap would solve the thing, but it shouldn't be my problem and extra expense to solve something when Overstock.com got it wrong.

I got a response that day, confirming that I was going to return it and they sent me an RMA number and told me that I would get a prepaid return label sometime in the next 4 business days.

Well...4 days go by...and it is now March 30th...still no label, so I email again...and they repeat the process....need to wait up to another 4 business days for the label. I decided that if I didn't get anything my April 2nd (Saturday) that I would package it up myself and send it back by USPS Priority Mail.

That's what I did...and according to USPS Delivery Confirmation they received it on April 4th. Annoyingly enough, when I got back from the Post Office on April 2nd...the information on the prepaid UPS Ground return label was waiting among my email. Though it would've meant not having it leave my hands until April 4th and not get to them until around the 11th.

It says allow 14 days for them to process an RMA....so if I didn't hear anything around now...I would email.

Well, April 14th, I got an email that another item had been shipped to me....does this mean I'll get the correct item, rather than a refund (to apply towards a somewhat more expensive watch purchased through a B&M).... :??:

I guess not! >:XX

Because, today in my mail...it is another of the same WRONG item from Overstock.com, so does this mean they want to make me go through the whole !@#$ RMA process again.

04/19/05

  11:21:23 pm, by The Dreamer   , 54 words  
Categories: Stuff, AppleTV, HDTV

EyeTV 500 here....

Well, the EyeTV 500 is here....and that's about all I can say about it, since I can't really do anything else with it until I get the rest of the system...which won't be until much later in the year.... :]

Meanwhile...I just sold my REB1200, wonder if I'll ever get another eBook device.... :**:

04/18/05

  08:29:03 pm, by The Dreamer   , 14 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: The Incredibles

Link: http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?trkid=90529&movieid=70001989

I rated this 4 stars.

:rs::rs::rs::rs::ys:

I think I'll rent Disc 2.

04/15/05

  07:36:58 pm, by The Dreamer   , 47 words  
Categories: General

Car Free Cities

Link: http://www.carfree.com/

Hey, I'm all for car free cities....I'd sure like to find one now....

Considering I've been living car-free since November 1997.....but then again that's when I almost died in one.

Meanwhile, I've some how managed to live here in central Ohio, which is far from that....

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