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So, statistically very low chance of ALL my assorted (and mostly known working on other lines) hardware failing at once. Many other adsl users in Norwich suffering same problem. BT (pretty much only real isp in uk) say nothing is wrong. Phone BT for more info. Many hours on hold later, friendly engineer informs me nothing is still wrong. I assure him the case is otherwise, and the cycle begins again. This has happened every day this week. Thing is, if someone just said "we've blown up a stack of modems, it should take about a week to fix, but it might be longer, we're really sorry", that would be fine, but to try to tell me nothing is wrong when it clearly is, pisses me off. So much so that i bothered to type all this on my phone...
8th May 2005, 01:15  

bronxelf says:

I dont know if you're getting comment notices on your phonemail, but we really do miss you. :(

8th May 2005, 01:18

alfie says:

Lets get a BT beating posse together, desperate times call for desperate measures.

8th May 2005, 07:58

munkt0n says:

no problems here mate.
in fact, in the 3 years we've been with pipex we've only had about 3 hours downtime

8th May 2005, 10:14

Joe says:

BT have a big building here in Leeds.....I could attack it with a big stick if you like?

8th May 2005, 10:16

distinctlyaverage says:

How about the BT tower in Birmingham? We could scale it in a Fathers-For-Justice style publicity stunt.

8th May 2005, 10:51

Hotdog says:

I'll join you on the BT tower

8th May 2005, 11:18

teflon says:

yeah, I was gonna say, I was sure there were some BT employees around here.

8th May 2005, 13:14

bronxelf says:

I can see it now...
"No, there's nothing wrong with your service. The problem is entirely your equipment."

*whapwhapwhap* *backhand on the way back*

"Im sorry, that was an incorrect answer. Would you like to try that one again?" *batbatbat*

8th May 2005, 13:18

teflon says:

As Rich put it, "someone needs killing in the face"

8th May 2005, 13:23

bronxelf says:

I have a fabulous miniature New York Yankees baseball bat that's perfectly sized for a good kneecap maneuver. I could overnight it...

8th May 2005, 13:26

ladislav says:

The Moblog Towers guys have at least one machete for, ahem, "gardening" and "juggling". But you can never be too well armed...

8th May 2005, 15:18

bronxelf says:

"You can never be too well armed."


8th May 2005, 16:32

Euphro says:

Mat's problem might be more widespread. I haven't been able to send any images to Moblog from the web gateway of my work e-mail account all weekend (in Cambridge UK, and not a million miles from Mat) - I knew something was up when I didn't get any spam today or yesterday :)

8th May 2005, 21:54

bronxelf says:

How does a huge chunk of a small island (relatively speaking here) go down and no one notices there's a problem?

(Mat- I can hear you-- "That's what *I* wanna know!")

8th May 2005, 22:40

beth says:

yes BT are rubbish. I remember our phone lines went down one weekend .. like.. this big hay lorry yanked the cables down and they were lying on the road and the people at BT still insisted the problem was at the exchange.

12th May 2005, 19:00

Helen says:

"No, really, the problem isn't at the exchange. I am looking out of the window and I can see your cables lying on the road split in two with all the metal wirey bits hanging out..."

(It's not that difficult to believe that no-one has noticed that East Anglia has gone down... not difficult at all.)

12th May 2005, 20:14