Stoooopid Registerfly

Quite a while ago, while I was having all those stalker problems – ahem – I transferred several domains to registerfly.com to get the cheap WHOIS protection.

Immediately, I realized I hated their interface and service response time, amongst other things, and decided to, a few months later, move all my domains back to GoDaddy. In the meantime, I’d gotten a PO box to use on all my WHOIS information, anyway. So I transferred back and forgot about it.

Until, that is, Registerfly decided that my domains were going to expire.

Yes, they are so stupid, they think they still have my domains in their possession and they send me all sorts of email to tell me so. Spam, spam, mark as spam. Hehe.

Here’s a gist of the emails:

This is a notification that the following names in your account will expire in 7 days or less. This notice affects your account RegisterFly.com Userid: xxx

Protect your domains from expiring and falling into someone elses hands. Please take a moment to select which names you are interested in renewing below and select the submit button below.

If you are interested in accessing the RegisterFly.com website and renewing the names directly from your account, please select the link immediately below:

Auto-Renew your domains to ensure they are renewed on time

Forget to renew?.

RegisterFly.com allows a 30 day grace period after a name expires. During this 30 day grace period you can renew your domain. After the 30 day grace period expires your domain will move to the redemption period for 30 days prior to being dropped and made available again for registration. Once the domain is placed in redemption you CANNOT renew it via our interface.

I mean… hello!? Don’t you think they’d be able to notice that someone transferred domain names away from them? Or maybe they’re trying to trick people into transferring them back to registerfly? Either way, I know that they also don’t have any of the actual expiration information right, either. The last domain I got emailed for does not expire February 20th, 2007 as they seem to think, but in 2008.

Of course, there’s no unsubscribe information, nor can you reply. And going to the website? I can’t log-in and never receive the lost password emails. What’s up with that? (I smell DRA, lol.) Good thing I’m deleting the email address they’re sending to soon.

Heehee.

Latest beefs with Yahoo

We all know that I’m a Yahoo user. I’m also a Gmail user. I love Gmail. I only keep using Yahoo mail for a few reasons:
1. They’re partnered with my ISP
2. My family and long-time all knows that address… finally. (When I changed to that, it took many of them a year to “get it.”)
3. Gmail leaves much to be desired on features I need for my candle email. (For one, giving out my main account email address on emails sent from other addresses, and for two, the absolutely no folders thing.)
4. Steve’s Flickr account is now tied to that address, and at this time you can’t change that. (Yet.)

So for a while at least, I’m still stuck at Yahoo for a big majority of my email. That in itself is no big deal, but I have about had it “up to here” with their horrible support.

Every time I submit a support request I get one of two basic responses:
1. Something that’s so totally off-base because they simply are ignoring or don’t understand what I’m telling them.
2. “Use Internet Explorer.”

No, freak, IE is not the answer to all problems.

Anyway, here are my problems with them as of lately.
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Life Lessons Learned

Just today and tonight, I learned a few life lessons that everyone should know… in no particular order.

Don’t try teeth whitening strips for the first time ever on both the top and bottom teeth first thing in the morning.

Texting on the cell phone, messing with the iPod, eating a cheeseburger, and driving in the snow is easier than it sounds.

Don’t order a bacon cheeseburger five minutes before closing.

Apparently, God doesn’t want me to attend the midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Mountain Dew. The drink of champions.

The Mythbusters busting the myth that Pop Rocks and soda can make your stomach explode is absolutely disgusting. Just horrifying. (But remember, they’re what you call “professionals.”)

Ricky Martin sucks.

When driving in a blizzard, don’t follow the guy with his flashers on.

All movie rental places in this town suck.

Cops must like me. They don’t pull me over when I run red lights.

And most importantly?

Don’t drink after a toddler who’s been eating those cheese goldfish cracker things.

Blogger’s on Crack!

So, what is Blogger.com smoking?

I just got an email telling me that my Blogger blog was classified as possibly being a spam blog. “This system has detected that your blog has characteristics that resemble spam,” it said, then, “You won’t be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and verify that it is not a spam blog. To request a review, please fill out the form found here…”

I click on a link and am asked to verify my email address and that I’m human. They tell me they’ll review my site within four business days – unless, the email said, they don’t “hear” from me, then they’ll delete the blog within 20 days.

Sounds like a good system, though I’m not a spammer. Know what’s on my site? Yeah, take a look:

Yeah, that’s it.

So, spam? What’s Blogger smoking!?

It’s a small world afterall

So this is kind of funny. The last several years, I’ve had contact with one of Steve’s distant cousins via email and such, though I have met him twice when he’s been in our area. But don’t let the word “distant” throw you off, we have done a lot of talking and sharing about the mutual family between him and Steve, and in the scheme of things, they’re not all that distant. They are the same generations away from the shared ancestor, both great-great grandsons, and so they are 3rd cousins.

Anyway, I was catching up on some email last weekend when I discovered something. He had mentioned a family name in an email and I asked him if a certain person with that last name sounded familiar. Yes, he says, she is the sister of his great-great-great-great grandfather. I have to laugh, because that sister is my great-great-great-great-great grandmother.

There you have it, folks, I now have a cousin (5th, twice removed) who is also related to my husband. Heh.
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