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Mon Jul 21

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Snippee's Snippets board. 5:59 PM

Re: Smartphone plans

In Vegas I had issues. Many issues. Although I don't remember it as much in the last 2 trips so maybe that has been resolved.

Vegas depends upon demand. I had a country music festival going on next to my hotel for a couple of days and [more]

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Snippee's Snippets board. 5:16 PM

Re: Smartphone plans

Tmboile here...and generally I love them. In the city they are great and I get 4Glte service in areas (like work) where a lot of other people don't.

It wasn't until I left T-Mobile that I realized that it wasn't always necessary to [more]

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Snippee's Snippets board. 12:25 PM

Re: Smartphone plans

Sorta like a newfangled Beta/VHS incompatibility?

That's a good way to put it.

Sprint non-contract brands are Boost & Virgin Mobile. CDMA.

ATT non-contract brand is AIO & Cricket. [Cricket ran a CDMA network [more]

Fri Jul 18

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Snippee's Snippets board. 3:55 PM

Re: Smartphone plans

Good news: Most plans have great coverage in our area. Also, my BIL sent me my niece's old iPhone 4 (iOS7 compatable, whee) so my Smartphone decision was made for me.

Bad news: The carrier I was going to go with, Virgin and its $30/mo.
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Mon Jul 14

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Imp This Ride board. 1:38 PM

Re: Fun & Games, too.

I don't have a suggestion. I can only commiserate.

We do manufacturing. You can find good manufacturing systems. You can find good accounting systems. You can't find one that does both, at least not for a small business.

Fri Jul 11

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Snippee's Snippets board. 12:00 PM

Re: Saturday night

Reminiscent of the times I got to sit in on a taping of This American Life at the Public Radio Conference back in the late 90's.

In reality, it was Ira, Sarah Vowell, and David Sedaris standing at a podium in a small hotel conference room [more]

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Imp This Ride board. 11:55 AM

Re: Fun and games

I haven't really done network/IT stuff since. . . 98? 97? until now. So, I'm catching up in a lot of ways.

Preach it. The last time I got formal networking instruction was back when Novell Netware was a thing.

I've picked up [more]

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Imp This Ride board. 11:51 AM

Re: Fun and games

I will admit that I think most of our problems could be solved with some well-timed expenditures.

Timing is everything. I am the default geek in a small company (6 people, about 15 PCs, handful of printers, etc.)

I have [more]

Mon Jul 7

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Imp This Ride board. 12:25 PM

Re: My Mom

Your mom got a shoutout on Deadspin today:

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/god-save-dairy-queen-scenes...

Fri Jun 27

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:06 PM

Re: Vinyl versus Steel

Our house was built with Hardieplank cement board siding just about 10 years ago. It still looks new, and it went through a hurricane in 2008. The warranty on it is 30 years.

Wed Jun 25

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Sassafrahari board. 9:58 AM

Re: In N Out Burger

Double-Double Animal Style is my jam.

Tue Jun 17

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Imp This Ride board. 11:23 AM

Re: Speaking of easily-resolved tickets

We once had a beta tester named Ben.

We had an application that took a couple of seconds at startup to get its bearings. Ben would freak out and think it was locked up, close, and turn in a bug report.

So we added a message to the [more]

Mon Jun 16

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Imp This Ride board. 10:06 AM

Re: My tech support story

Phone rings at 4:40 on Wednesday:

Field engineer from the big vendor calls, says they can't get it working.

Phone rings at 4:45. Project manager for the client calls. "I need you on the first plane out in the morning." I [more]

Wed Jun 11

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Imp This Ride board. 4:38 PM

Re: My tech support story

Me, being the support guy, am now dealing with interfacing one of our products to one made by a much larger manufacturer. As in you probably have some electronic device made by this company in your home, in addition to the professional stuff that [more]

Thu May 8

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Pixiecake's Teahouse board. 12:14 PM

Re: Today's eye rolls

Oh, there is plenty of bad food and service to be had in the UK... but you can say that over here, too.

Mon May 5

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Imp This Ride board. 2:08 PM

Re: Prom

Half the people I grew up with are posting prom photos of their kids and I'm over here like "well, I have 4 dogs!" :)

Thu May 1

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Sassafrahari board. 1:01 PM

Re: Comfort

I wish it were this weekend, too. We need a vacation.

I love that little town. There's a great B&B, decent food, and an awesome bar. What more do we need?

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MrSnarkyPants posted to the Sassafrahari board. 11:30 AM

Comfort

Getting away from HOU (and the dogs) May 30 - June 1 in Comfort. Will you be slinging bling nearby?

Wed Apr 30

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Sassafrahari board. 11:07 AM

Re: The Peeve Thread

Preach.

When L's house went on the market, every time we were over there someone in the neighborhood wanted to look and then wanted to know if we would rent it.

Our realtor said most of her calls were from people who wanted to [more]

Tue Apr 15

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MrSnarkyPants replied to the Imp This Ride board. 11:34 AM

Re: Signs of splitting up

Marriage is about choices.

I can choose to go bat-ish crazy because spouse doesn't replace the empty roll of toilet paper...

...or I can recall that she didn't do that when she lived by herself, either and I chose to ignore that [more]

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