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Your Memories on Facebook

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Facebook, that was not a memorable event it was just a rant about how after writing a scathing review on Amazon.com that then Amazon tries to sell me the very same product using Facebook Ads…

I don’t need a reminder about it ever… I wish Facebook could distinguish between pics of family (which I like reminders about) and all the rest…

 

Looks like staff.com has changed their business model

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

They used to be the full-version of freelancer.com specializing in offering full-time overseas technical consultants from more economical locations like India, the Philippines and Easter Europe.  Now It seems they are just marketing their time-doctor remote worker management software.

 

staff.com (all of these resumes returned Page not found) errors now

Wish Motorolla wouldn’t waste my time

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Chat Transcript:

Chat

Status: Disconnected
John Michael: Hi, my name is John Michael. How may I help you?
NIK EDMIIDZ: Hi
NIK EDMIIDZ: I’d like to talk about [Incident: 161123-012657]
John Michael: One moment I will check it for you.
John Michael: To begin with, can you please verify your first and last name, email address and phone number?
NIK EDMIIDZ: Nik Edmiidz, edmiidz@gmail.com, 914-xxx-xxxx
John Michael: So upon checking on the previous note on that ticket your having an issue on your Nexus 6?
NIK EDMIIDZ: Yes.
John Michael: Do you have the IMEI number of your device?
NIK EDMIIDZ: The refurbished phone you sent me is malfunctioning.
NIK EDMIIDZ: I might have in my records.
NIK EDMIIDZ: I cannot confirm as the touchscreen don’t lightup…
John Michael: Do you still have the RMA number for that replacement phone that you receive from us?
NIK EDMIIDZ: here is old IMEI for old nexus 6: xxxxx
NIK EDMIIDZ: Motorola Repair Submission Receipt Tracking (RMA) Number 161123-xxxxx
NIK EDMIIDZ: from 11/22
John Michael: So basically the screen of your device is unresponsive?
NIK EDMIIDZ: No.
John Michael: Can you tell me more what happen on your device.
NIK EDMIIDZ: the touch screen responds with small vibration when I touch it.
NIK EDMIIDZ: But it’s black.
NIK EDMIIDZ: It cannot see anything.
NIK EDMIIDZ: I hear texts arriving.
NIK EDMIIDZ: at-least until I took the SIM out.
John Michael: Sad to know that the screen of your device went black. But what we are going to do we will do some trouble shooting steps.
NIK EDMIIDZ: Great
NIK EDMIIDZ: What first?
NIK EDMIIDZ: The power seems off right now.
John Michael: One moment please.
NIK EDMIIDZ: The last thing I tried was and HDMI adapter to proejct to TV..
NIK EDMIIDZ: its booting now.
John Michael: Just call my attention. If something appears on your device.
NIK EDMIIDZ: nothing on screen
NIK EDMIIDZ: But I feel small vibe if I try to swipe.
John Michael: So basically we need to process a Factory Data Reset again on your device.
NIK EDMIIDZ: I think there was a pattern lock on it.
NIK EDMIIDZ: ok.
John Michael: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/102427/p/9293/kw/black%20screen Kindly follow the steps on this link.
NIK EDMIIDZ: I felt a vibration at 20 seconds.
NIK EDMIIDZ: But I cannot do step 1 of Factory Data Reset because the screen is blak.
John Michael: If that the case Nik https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/mcp/service Try to process a Repair on our website.
NIK EDMIIDZ: I did that.
NIK EDMIIDZ: The told me it would cost $175
NIK EDMIIDZ: But I already spent $175 for a repair 6 weeks ago.
John Michael: Try to give as a call Nik so we can transfer you to our Escalation team.
NIK EDMIIDZ: ok.
John Michael: Would be anything else?
John Michael: We are always looking to improve our customer support, so you may receive a survey after this chat. We appreciate any feedback you can provide. Thanks for choosing Motorola!
John Michael: Thank you for contacting Motorola chat support. Have a Wonderful day!
NIK EDMIIDZ: The phoen number?
John Michael: 1 (800) 734-5870
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Stereogram 3D Nana at Comfort Inn

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

My Toastmasters Speech #2 on Promissory Notes and Business Partnerships

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Tried to log into Godaddy today…

Monday, December 5th, 2016

And got:

{"message":"No HTTP resource was found that matches the request."}

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Looking at using Tableau to report on Social Collaborative Data

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

My impression with Tableau as a BI tool, is that it is better with numbers than with lots of text based data.  However I found this sample on Tweets, to do  with iPhone Release related tweets.  Seems exactly what I’m interested in.  But when I click on te Data Source Tab, it points to some mysterious MS SQL DB (ALPODEV-DBS) which is not included.  I wish it was included to give me a better idea how I might link to that type of data.

 

Tableau iPhone Release Dashboard

Apple – ResearchKit – Should be made for Android

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Hundreds of millions of people around the world have an iPhone in their pocket. Each one is equipped with powerful processors and advanced sensors that can track movement, take measurements, and record information — functions that are perfect for medical studies. The sheer number of them being used across the globe opens up new possibilities for researchers. With ResearchKit, researchers can easily create apps that take advantage of iPhone features to gather new types of data on a scale never available before.

Is what Apple is saying, but then they mention China as having half the worlds parkinsons disease patients and highest number of “mobile phones” users.  It makes me think that if ResearchKit is really going to service, they’re going to have to take Steve Wozniak’s advice and starting making Android phones.

CostCo Preserve Memories

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

I would buy this service if it was to a more modern media type than DVD, like USB Drive or SD card.

xkcd: Now

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

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